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When we think about gender equality, we probably first think about workplace issues and equal pay. We think about statistics like “7.2% of women are pilots” or “only 24% of women in public accounting are partners or firm owners.”
That’s important, but this writer examines other facts about gender bias in science and how it can bring us new answers to build a better, more inclusive work environment in business.
Gender equality is a priority for most CEOs, but their companies fall short. Dominic Barton of McKinsey explains why that’s so and how to remedy it.
U.S. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene — who’s worked at Microsoft, drugstore.com, and Nimble Technology— visited Seattle’s Ada Developers Academy to discuss this persistent issue. Many of Ada’s women agree: there is no single program that can fix tech’s diversity problems. Ada students listed a multitude of things that have kept them from entering the work force: a lack of role models, the discomfort of being the only woman in a room, or simply being told women aren’t suited to tech work.
An introductory workshop series for startups and small businesses ready to invest in creating a more inclusive and equitable workspace.
“Sidelining men while trying to improve the status of women is wrongheaded. This is not a ‘women’s problem,’ it’s a ‘society problem.’”
New software programs aim to do what unconscious bias training has not yet accomplished: Create blind hiring processes and diversify tech workplaces.
“In the future we’re going to break today’s norms, we’ll create norms that are much better. We’ll be living 50/50 lives, we’ll be sharing the responsibility, we’ll be part-time care givers and part-time entrepreneurial breadwinners.” – James Wallman, The Future of Gender Equality Report
A radio segment that explores issues related to gender-based workplace discrimination – including questions of unconscious bias, the history of workplace inequality, and how the skills of the humanities can address these issues.
The Washington Technology Industry Association decided to take a look at exactly which groups are working to change the bleak percentages of women and people of color in the tech industry.