by Caroline | Feb 3, 2016 | comfort principal, double bind, gender balance, gender bias, gender equality, gender parity, images of leadership, obstacles for women in business, obstacles to gender diversity, unconscious bias, unconscious mind sets, work and family |
McKinsey has concluded that it will take 25 years to reach “gender parity” at the senior VP level and more than 100 years to reach parity in the C-suite. Is “parity” realistic and attainable even in a century? I don’t think so. Even if we could magically eliminate all unconscious gender bias, other factors would make parity unlikely. There are key reasons other than bias – like free choice. I will continue to help eliminate bias so choice is truly free.
by Caroline | Oct 14, 2014 | balance of masculine and feminine, Gender difference, gender roles, generational differences, Generations at work, male allies, work and family, work life balance |
This is another look at the intersection of gender and generational differences in the workplace. There are values and perspectives that women in general share with those of younger generations (Gen X and Millennial). Views of gender roles have evolved, causing a natural alliance between women and the younger groups, who are more likely to see women as equals and even to demonstrate more balance between masculine and feminine approaches. This could mean a critical mass to create workplaces where both men and women can reach their potential — and thrive!
by Caroline | May 1, 2014 | causes of disengagement, Masculine Feminine Difference, Men and women at work, obstacles to gender diversity, progress of women, Retention of women, women in business, women in leadership, Women in management, work and family, work life balance |
I am quoted and used as an example in Arianna Huffington’s new book, Thrive – to make the point that women often get off the corporate ladder for reasons other than raising children. Women sometimes do not feel valued in a culture that models and more highly values masculine attributes. That can reduce engagement and enjoyment. Huffington’s mission is to change the workplace for women and men, to make it healthier and more sustainable. Women are perhaps the “canaries in the coal mine,” the first to signal that the workplace is toxic and must change.
by Caroline | Sep 10, 2013 | causes of disengagement, flexible work schedules, flexible work shedules, Inclusion, Inclusive culture, obstacles to gender diversity, Organizational culture, progress of women, Sheryl Sandberg, unconscious images, Women in management, work and family, work life balance | Send to KindleWomen are doing great in business – in its lower ranks. Women earn more than half of all undergraduate and graduate degrees. According to Catalyst, in the Fortune 500 they make up nearly half of the workforce and slightly more than half of middle...