Home » Posts tagged with » Work Place

Changing The Gender Game Begins With You

Changing The Gender Game Begins With You

STEM employers have a major gender diversity problem on their hands. This isn’t news, but the numbers bear repeating: According to the National Center for Women & Information Technology’s 2015 By the Numbers report, women hold just 26% of all U.S. technology jobs, 19% of all U.S. software developer positions, and just 6% of U.S. technology leadership […]

It’s Not A Competition But An All -Female Board Must Blaze Up The Male One

It’s Not A Competition But An All -Female Board Must Blaze Up The Male One

HBO’s hit sitcom Silicon Valley is full of tech-culture parody and hilariously disastrous business decisions. The fictional, comical startup Pied Piper has a frat house aesthetic that demonstrates a very real, yet very serious problem: like 83 percent of venture-backed companies, it lacks even a single female founder. It has been proven through compelling and meticulous research that companies are more profitable and […]

Women Aren’t Given Management Positions At Equal Rates – Sheryl Sandberg

Women Aren’t Given Management Positions At Equal Rates – Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg’s LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company this week released its fourth annual Women in the Workplace study. The report’s aim is to explore how companies are promoting and improving gender diversity. This year the study surveyed 279 companies that employ more than 13 million people about their leadership pipelines and HR practices. Sixty-four-thousand employees were also […]

The Black Female Worker In The Room

The Black Female Worker In The Room

This essay explores the historical consciousness of young workers in South Africa, focusing on young black women workers. It draws on Lucaks ideas on history and class consciousness and Freirean participatory pedagogy to facilitate a critical reflection and dialogue between young Black working women on their memories and perspective of the conditions, realities and experiences […]

The World OF The ‘#MeToo Movement’ This Year

The World OF The ‘#MeToo Movement’ This Year

                 It’s A New Era. People who have been sexually harassed or assaulted are finally speaking out. The accumulation of our society’s predatory sexual behavior has finally reached a tipping point, such that those who’ve been targeted now feel their strength in numbers. The time has come to […]

World Mental Health Day: Mental Health in The Workplace

World Mental Health Day: Mental Health in The Workplace

During our adult lives, a large proportion of our time is spent at work. Our experience in the workplace is one of the factors determining our overall well being. Employers and managers who put in place workplace initiatives to promote mental health and to support employees who have mental disorders see gains not only in […]

5 Habits Professional Women Should Break

5 Habits Professional Women Should Break

1. Apologizing This one is probably something that could be applied to all women everywhere, but especially in a professional realm. Women, for whatever reason, feel compelled to say, “I’m sorry!” for a lot of things that don’t warrant an apology, especially when it comes to asking clarifying questions and/or asking for something we know you […]

How To Earn Respect at Work

How To Earn Respect at Work

Contrary to popular belief, neither a fancy job title nor years of experience will earn you respect at work.  There are five infallible ways to earn respect and gain credibility, regardless of the organization you’re in or the role you’ve been hired to do: 1. Be yourself and not your role Sometimes people think they must create a persona […]

Should a Woman Act More Like a Man to Succeed at Work?

Should a Woman Act More Like a Man to Succeed at Work?

Women comprise more than half the workforce. Yet, less than 20 percent of C-suite executives are women and only five percent of CEOs are women. To help answer why there are not more women in the top ranks of leadership, scientists at Development Dimensions International (DDI), the global leadership development consultancy, released two research studies […]