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  • How to Close a Gender Gap: Let Employees Control Their Schedules

    16 February 2017

    Another option gives workers the freedom to adjust their schedules, no questions asked, because of unpredictable obligations, like a sleepless night with a toddler or a trip to the emergency room with an older parent. “Nobody wants to be the female in the department who says, ‘My kid threw up on me this morning; I can’t come in,’ ” said Annie Dean, who worked as a lawyer before starting Werk with Anna Auerbach, a former consultant.

    Read the source article at The New York Times
  • Is It OK for a Bunch of Men to Lead a Women in the Workforce Initiative?

    7 February 2017

    President Trump has just appointed two men to head up his women in the workplace initiative. The reactions are predictable: How can men appropriately represent women? But that is the typical misframing of the gender issue. Gender equality is not a “women’s issue” — it’s a huge political, economic, and social opportunity. It is a massive business issue that more than 75% of corporate CEOs currently put on their agenda of top 10 issues.

    Read the source article at Harvard Business Review
  • Workplace Sexism Senior Women Employees Engagement Gap

    7 February 2017

    It's well-established that women face more obstacles climbing the corporate ladder than men do. But a myth still persists that once they reach the top, they'll enjoy the same power as male leaders. That's rarely the case, though. And in fact, according to a new Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study, certain aspects of women's jobs go downhill as they get promoted.

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  • New Study Reveals How Men Perceive Support for Women at Work

    7 February 2017

    Image source: Getty Images. It's not uncommon to find divisions between male and female perspectives on issues in the workplace, especially when it comes to much-discussed issues specific to women -- like women in leadership, maternity leave, and equal pay. In a new survey of 5,000 working men and women, company review sites InHerSight and kununu teamed up to better understand how workplace perceptions differ by gender.

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  • Think Less, Act More: 6 Confidence Boosters for Women - Lean In

    7 February 2017

    It’s an ingredient essential for success, but confidence can be maddeningly elusive. In part, perhaps, because it is misunderstood. Confidence doesn’t, for example, have to look Mad Men macho. It’s not about speaking first or loudest. It’s also not all in your mind, or about “feeling good.” Telling yourself you are great doesn’t make you confident. Confidence, we have learned, is about action, and it is created by doing, and by work. Confidence can also look different for women.

    Read the source article at LeanInTogether.Org
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