women in the workplace

Ensuring true equality for all women

We’ve come a long way since The Feminine Mystique, but our work toward true gender equality in the workplace is ongoing. Women have seen incredible advancements in rights and opportunities in the last few decades. They’re now the U.S.’s most educated workers, and millennial women are more likely than men to complete both undergraduate and graduate degrees. But, many women still experience disconnection and discrimination on the job due to their gender.

Some women in the workplace topics we’ll cover with you include:

• Key terms in gender and sexuality

• Women’s professional experiences

• Gender disconnect on the job

• Sexual harassment

• Family leave

Gender should not constrain us, but it’s still integral to who we are. Our differences matter. They’re what bring greater perspective, flexibility, and creativity to our work.

 

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7 years | Census data shows that the gender wage gap did not improve at all between 2007 and 2014. (U.S. Census Bureau)

33% | A third of women report experiencing discrimination or harassment at work. (Center for American Progress)

79 cents | The latest research shows that women still only make 79 cents to every dollar a man earns. (U.S. Census Bureau)

15% | Research shows that gender-diverse companies are 15% more likely to outperform their peers. (McKinsey)

48% | 24-35 year old women are 48% more likely than men to complete a graduate degree, and 31% more likely to complete an undergraduate degree. (White House Council of Economic Advisers, 2013)

81% | The percentage of Generation Z that says gender doesn't define a person as much as it used to. (J. Walter Thompson Innovation Group)

1 in 6 | Women account for only 1 in 6 software developers. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

1 in 3 |  Women account for less than 1 in 3 chief executives, and they make 74.5% as much as male executives. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

70.5% | The percentage of women with families who also work. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

When female employees feel seen and respected, everyone in an organization can be more authentic, more engaged, and more productive.

We know that companies are working to not only ensure equality for women, but also to foster a deeper understanding between genders to creates powerful, productive teams.