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Election Day 2020 and the Beacon of Female Power

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.

What Can Men Learn from President-Elect Biden’s Male Ally Experience?

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.

What Can Gender Teach Us about Reducing the Political Divide?

Our country is bitterly divided in ways that many of us never thought possible. Gender is a topic, like politics, that has enormous power to divide. Our work has long been deepening our understanding of gender and working toward building connection. We wanted to share two blogs that speak to the gender divide and to what helps in moving beyond it.

New Video Series on Root Causes Preventing Accelerated DEI Progress

While there are pockets of progress with regard to diversity, equity and inclusion – and forward movement should be celebrated – the embedded power structure of white men being over-indexed in leadership roles, their concentration increasing at every step up the career ladder, remains in the vast majority of companies.

The Strengths and Limitations of the Diversity Business Case

Last week we launched the first in a new video series on the Root Causes that negatively impact efforts to strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion in organizations. We highlighted the insufficiency of the DEI business case as a motivator for change. It explored the limitations of the business case as well as what is needed to expedite progress. We’ve created a resource, “Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Matter for Progress and a Healthy Global Economy” which is a compendium of business case research.