Creating Equal Opportunities for Women
Women make up almost half the workforce and receive more college and graduate degrees than men. Even so, on average women make less than men by at least 20 percent (more for minorities) in every single occupation where the data is available. No matter what industry you work in: It’s time to reinvent the company model.
Beth Monaghan, CEO of InkHouse, is a passionate advocate for gender equality both inside and outside of the office. She has served on a Women in the Workplace Taskforce and she’s currently the Vicechair of The Alliance for Business Leadership. Recently, Inkhouse worked on the nationwide Women’s March in January.
Tune in to this episode to better understand what systemic changes need to take place at work if we truly want to see women hold equal footing to men on the job.
In This Episode
- How workplace environments reward masculine behaviors
- Simple ways businesses can reinvent how they approach the gender divide
- The ways in which women can—and should—embrace who they are at work
- How men can be better partners in helping women excel
- Why it’s so important to develop the confidence to trust your gut
Quotes in This Episode
“When [women] show up, we get heard.” —Beth Monaghan
“The culture we’ve inherited privileges confidence over competence.” —Beth Monaghan
“I have seen far too many panels on diversity—whether it’s multicultural diversity or gender diversity—populated by 100% white men. How is that representative?” —Beth Monaghan
“When you help employees in their personal lives, they will be more likely to help you in your business life.” —Beth Monaghan
“Women have been playing by these biased rules for a long time…But we need to just own what we’re good at and stop apologizing for it.”—Beth Monaghan