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Navigating A Male Dominated Workplace As A Young Female Professional

Navigating A Male Dominated Workplace As A Young Female Professional

Young female professionals in male-dominated industries are oftentimes faced with myriads of issues as they navigate their way to the top.  Some of these issues can be attributed to factors such as gender stereotypes, societal beliefs on the capabilities of women among other issues. The struggles of women in male-dominated industries can be frustrating sometimes […]

The Moment You Don’t Care About Work – You Are Not Alone

The Moment You Don’t Care About Work – You Are Not Alone

If you still have a job while tens of millions of Americans file for unemployment benefits, you are in a privileged position right now. But that doesn’t mean your performance is not being affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Even if your job is meaningful to you, it can be understandably hard to stay motivated or even care much about […]

Creating New Strategies For Inclusion And Diversity

Creating New Strategies For Inclusion And Diversity

Create a mentorship culture I am a strong believer in the power of mentorship. Mentoring new talent and ensuring our firm encourages mentorship are among our biggest responsibilities as business professionals. At Nixon Peabody, we evaluate mentorship in performance reviews to emphasize the importance and responsibilities on both sides of the mentor-mentee relationship. I encourage […]

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 […]

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