Organizations that don’t realize the importance of women in the workplace are missing out. Besides doubling your talent pool, more women may also improve your company’s performance.
The United Nations defines violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.”
“Hi guys, welcome back to Book Club,” the model Kaia Gerber said with a California lilt. Seated in her bedroom in Malibu late in February, Ms. Gerber watched as thousands of viewers trickled into her discussion with the playwright Jeremy O. Harris, recovering from an all-nighter.
A new Gender Policy Council will look different from councils past. For starters, it will report directly to the president.
President Biden on Monday announced the nominations of two female generals for promotion to four-star commands, hailing the nominees as “two outstanding and eminently qualified warriors and patriots.”
With an increasing number of well-known organizations like IBM, General Motors, and Mondelēz International appointing female CEOs, the trend towards women in leadership positions seems to be on the rise. In fact, there are more women running Fortune 500 businesses today than at any point in the 63-year history of the Fortune 500.
The film and television industry has made strides in representing female characters on-screen, but still struggles to support women behind the camera. Over 13 years, ending in 2019, women directed just 4.8% of 1,300 popular movies, with male directors outnumbering female directors 20 to one. In 2019, women directed 10.6% of the year’s top-grossing features.
In the past 20 years, the number of women-owned businesses has risen 114 percent. But female entrepreneurship isn’t just a hallmark of the modern era: Since as early as the 17th century, women have been forging their own paths in a variety of trades. From merchants to ironmasters to dressmakers, these historic women shattered glass ceilings and broke stereotypes to rise to the top of their industries.
Unhealthy and unsafe gender norms continue to shape the lives of men and boys today. Crucially, these norms provide the scaffolding for a gender order which privileges men – especially powerful elites. Male privilege is so engrained in social relations and structures that it appears normal and natural, and remains free from scrutiny. But if men are still the prime beneficiaries of gender inequality, then dismantling male privilege is, at least in part, men’s work.
By Ruchika Tulshyan and Jodi-Ann Burey Talisa Lavarry was exhausted. She had led the charge at her corporate event management company to plan a high-profile, security-intensive event, working around the clock and through weekends for months. Barack Obama was the keynote speaker. Lavarry knew how to handle the complicated logistics required — but not the office politics. […]
While it’s true that women are more likely to work in lower-paying fields like education and health care, the pay gap also persists within those fields.
Researchers have struggled to establish a causal relationship between diversity and financial performance—especially at large companies, where decision rights and incentives can be murky, and the effects of any given choice can be tough to pin down. So the authors chose a “lab rat” with fewer barriers to understanding: the venture capital industry.
By Maia Niguel Hoskin Last week, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took to Instagram Live to share an uncomfortable experience she had with a Capitol Police officer during the insurrection early last month. Her account of the encounter received widespread attention, and thousands rallied behind her in support. But no more than 48 hours later, naysayers challenged AOC […]
By Maggie McGrath Rosalind “Roz” Brewer is, by Forbes’ accounting, the 48th most powerful woman in the world. But now, she’s poised to become even more powerful. On Tuesday night, news broke that Brewer, who has served as Starbucks’ chief operating officer since 2017, will be taking the helm of Walgreens Boots Alliance in March. It’s a momentous announcement, making Brewer, […]
By Marie-Rose Rioux M Is there gender- or race-based salary disparity in your company? If you don’t know the answer, then it’s surely “yes.” Combatting disparity requires an active effort on the part of your entire organization. It’s something you would know about. According to PayScale, women make 81 cents for every dollar earned by men. Black […]
By Ryan Wong After decades of fighting for gender equity in the workplace, we were finally starting to see some cracks in the glass ceiling. In January 2020, women reached a significant milestone –– holding the majority of jobs in the workforce for the first time in almost a decade. The number of women in senior leadership positions had […]
By Maggie McGrath Following the final jobs report of 2020, which the Bureau of Labor Statistics released on Friday, a National Women’s Law Center analysis of the numbers provided a horrifyingly fitting coda to a horrifying year: Not only did the U.S. workforce lose 140,000 jobs in December, but women lost a net 156,000 jobs, while […]
By Katica Roy, David G. Smith, and W. Brad Johnson To make progress toward gender equity, men need to be involved. But zero-sum bias often deters men from engaging in the conversation (let alone taking action) because it fuels the belief that men must sacrifice their resources or stature for women to earn a place […]