Posts tagged Workplace Culture
Shaving for Success: Women, Work, and How to Dance on the Two-Edged Sword of Likeability

I remember when I was eleven years old and begged my mother to let me start shaving my legs. That, I thought, would be a true symbol that I was becoming a woman. Fast forward to this article by law professor Joan C. Williams in the August 16, 2019, New York Times opinion section entitled “How Women Can Escape the Likeability Trap.”

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“Popularity is Overrated” Or What Bernadette Can Teach Us About Likability & Ambition

“Popularity is overrated.” This may be the best and most telling line for women looking for purpose in their work—in spite of a “likeability problem.” She admits at one point, “I’m nobody’s friend.” Spoken by Bernadette Fox, played by Cate Blanchett in the new film, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” these phrases are protest against shame, judgment, social ridicule and even mean girls.

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The Diversity Divide: How Two Words Clash and so Do the Worlds They Represent

I can’t imagine that anyone would be surprised by this August 11, 2019 headline in the New York Times citing research that correlates hatred of women with mass shooters more consistently than any other characteristic. As the nation reels from the past week’s events, the evidence mounts that misogyny runs deep in the veins of disaffected men most likely to fit the profile of those who perpetrate acts such as last week’s mass murders in El Paso and Ohio.

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Female Majority: 5 Ways Saba Creates Culture of Gender Equity

At a time when observers decry that the lack of parity of women in leadership is not a pipeline problem, but a systems problem, it appears that Saba Software has effective solutions. The 22-year-old California-based company with 1,400 employees in 26 countries, has a leadership ratio of 55 percent females at the top, says Debbie Shotwell, chief people officer at the talent management solutions provider.

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Experiencing Age Discrimination? Feeling Invisible? Try These Solutions.

Issue 103 — August 5, 2019 My friend Dede Thompson Bartlett is a very accomplished woman. Former Vice President of Corporate Affairs Programs for Altria and Corporate Secretary of Mobil Corporation and President of Mobil Foundation at a time when few women reached those heights, Dede has a powerful presence, as though she could walk into a corporate boardroom anywhere and go right to the head of the table.

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Big Little Work Lies: 5 Ways To Handle Untruths At Work

Lying about participation in a project. Lying about meeting a deadline. Lying about what was said or done at a conference. Lying about what is on a resume. Lying about feedback from a client. Unfortunately most all of us have run into not so pretty little liars in the workplace. Most of us lie two to three times every 10 minutes, according to a University of Massachusetts study

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