Learning & Development | October 26, 2016
Take a look at three key subjects (and expert advice) for women in the workplace, their colleagues and their company.
A recently published study conducted by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.Org gives a thorough view of the state of women in Corporate America. Challenges for women in the workplace has become a trending topic, thanks to women like (LeanIn.Org’s founder and COO of Facebook) Sheryl Sandberg, but it is also an important topic of our time, as the latest annual data from the US Department of Labor indicates that approximately 57 percent of women participate in the labor force.
Below we dive into three key subjects (and expert advice) for women in the workplace, their colleagues and their companies.
In Her Place at the Table, Deborah M. Kolb, Judith Williams and Carol Frohlinger provide the tools for approaching five major challenges as women accept any leadership role. They conclude that a woman’s best approach to overcoming these barriers lies in negotiation and knowing what to ask for.
To overcome these hurdles, they advise women to negotiate through five major challenges as they approach any leadership role:
In a 2015 article published in HR Magazine, writer Jonathan A. Segal discussed ten ways to fight gender discrimination in the work place. One way is to “practice social inclusion.” According to Segal, social inclusion is a huge part of “business inclusion.” Make sure that any social inclusion or social event works for colleagues of all genders.
One key concept from the business book summary entitled, Why Women Mean Business, focuses on why having a diverse employee population of women and men is crucial to a company’s success.
“A diverse leadership team […] provides the key to understanding today’s multicultural, ever-changing workplace.”
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