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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Leadership tips for helping women CMOs getting ahead

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In the wake of International Women’s Day, there was a lot of talk about how women need to forge ahead in their careers. CMO had the opportunity to talk to a number of marketers about how they got ahead in their careers and the top lessons they learnt along the way - lessons to benefit all those looking to make their careers in marketing.

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Forget leaning in or out: These are the questions we should be asking women (and men)

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A GM at Techstars says, “Rather than asking women (and now men) to lean in or lean out, why not ask them what they would do if they could set the goals and make the rules?” In the last decade, we’ve seen an increase in the amount of capital going to female founders , a slight increase in the number of Fortune 500 companies led by women , and more women than ever holding corporate director positions . But at the current rate of change, we won’t see gender parity in the workforce for 150 years. Yes, there is progress, but the end results are abysmally low. Read Full Story

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Women are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19

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The economic crisis is hitting women hard as they are not only paid less than men but women make up 75% of healthcare workers and a greater percentage of service workers. We’re all facing very real fears right now, fears about our health and fears about the economy. People are afraid of getting ill and losing loved ones to the coronavirus pandemic. They are also afraid of losing their livelihoods. Read Full Story

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The gender pay gap, visualized: Women work 63 unpaid days each year

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This startling calendar visualizes the gender pay gap in a visceral way. Put it on your wall. You can buy one for your boss, too—anonymously. Across the U.K., women make 17.3% less than men—a result of women holding lower positions than men in the workplace and women earning less than men even when they hold the exact same job. This is the gender pay gap. It’s a bad number, but it’s just a number. Like sales tax or inflation, it can be hard to visualize. “What’s 17.3% of $76,000 a year?” you may find yourself wondering. Read Full Story

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4 phrases that make you sound weak to your coworkers

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Your word choices can build you up or tear you down. Here’s how to speak in a way that won’t discredit your confidence or ability to perform. For women in the workplace, fighting implicit gender biases is a constant struggle. Due to baked-in stereotypes, they battle against the unconscious assumption that women are less talented and capable than men. The problem is that when women conform to these stereotypical characteristics, they are viewed as likable but too “soft” for leadership ; and when women flout female stereotypes and behave in agentive and masculine ways (such as expressing decisiveness and forcefulness), they are often viewed as too “hard” to be likable. Read Full Story

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