With only two months left until the most consequential election of our lifetimes, there are a few simple things that every one of us can do to support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in our country and in our workplaces.
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It’s post Labor Day when so many of us start thinking about new priorities after the summer, even when it’s been a summer like no other. We recognize that we remain in a time of great uncertainty yet we make plans for moving forward the best we can.
In our work with men, we observe shifts in their thinking and perspective as they become engaged in diversity work and learn about gender-related issues that many women confront in the workplace. We’re excited to kick off a series of short videos highlighting important mindset shifts that characterize men’s journeys.
Last week we launched GenderWorks’ video series on Mindset Shifts for Men along their male ally journeys. The 1st mindset shift we featured highlighted men moving FROM seeing individual stories of women confronting gender-related challenges as isolated incidents TO seeing the systemic nature of workplace inequality for women.
Last week we highlighted the 2nd mindset shift men make when they move FROM thinking about gender as a women’s issue and move TO understanding how men and masculinity are a critical part of the gender conversation.
Last week we highlighted the 3rd mindset shift men make when they move FROM a passive TO a more active approach to supporting equality.
Last week we highlighted the 4th mindset shift men make when they move FROM perceiving that changes in behavior are sufficient for realizing gender parity TO realizing that changes in systems and structures are necessary as well.
Last week we highlighted the 5th mindset shift as men move FROM thinking of diversity as an activity TO realizing diversity is an ongoing practice for individuals, and companies.
It’s Election Day 2020! Four years ago we – like so many – were electrified by the prospect of electing the U.S.’s first woman president! We are similarly thrilled about Kamala Harris becoming the first female, and women of color, Vice President in U.S. history. Like Secretary Clinton, Senator Harris comes armed with leadership chops, incredible experience and many firsts under her belt.
November 7, 2020 will forever more be a historic day in the United States of America with Senator Kamala Harris being elected as the first bi-racial woman (the first woman period) Vice President. GenderWorks could not be more elated about this equality milestone! Kamala’s story represents the American dream at its best, making possible, what to that point felt unreachable. A bi-racial woman, with immigrant parents and raised primarily by a single mother, ascends to among the most powerful leadership positions across the world. This historic milestone is also Biden’s story.