Women are leading us through the pandemic. They should be leading our country next

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Women are the majority of critical healthcare workers, grocery clerks, and caregivers while the country is working from home. Those experiences will make them much better leaders. Women lead from wherever they are, and that’s never been more true than during the COVID crisis. Women are on the frontlines. They are t he majority of critical healthcare workers , nurses, and aides. Women make up the majority of essential but low-paid workers serving as our grocery store clerks . And women, like always , are taking on the brunt of work at home to serve the needs of our children and households. Read Full Story

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The 19th Amendment is 100 years old. Voting rights are still far from equal

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The founder and CEO of Pipeline Equity points out that women of color had to wait until the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 to have free and fair access to the ballot box. And unfortunately, the road to universal enfranchisement didn’t end there. I met Representative John Lewis in 1993 while I was interning in Washington, D.C. As a sharecropper’s son, Lewis would preach to his father’s chickens as a young boy. He gave them names and even baptized them because he wanted to be a minister. Instead, he went on to become one of our nation’s greatest civil rights leaders. Read Full Story

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Here’s What Women Want to See from Brands in Advancing Gender Equality

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When it comes to women’s representation in media, only about one-third of Hispanic (36%) and White (33%) women say that media has made a lot of progress to better represent women in the past decade, while even fewer (23% of) Black women agree with that statement. Can brands help improve the stature and representation of… Read More » The post Here’s What Women Want to See from Brands in Advancing Gender Equality appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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Unsurprisingly, women continue to face an evolving intersection of problems at work

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In Bärí A. Williams’s book, “Diversity in the Workplace,” the author interviews leading women in their fields about shortcomings in workplace equity, and their individual experiences with adversity. Women are often subject to second-class citizenship as they work toward professional success. Even when they gain positions of power, women are regularly judged on everything from how “nice” they are to how willing they are to take on the emotional baggage of their colleagues. For many women, interactions with men in the workplace can be fraught with anxiety due to unequal pay, sexual harassment, and the struggle to champion themselves while remaining “likable.” Read Full Story

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