Helping America achieve
workplace gender equity
The Gender Equity Portal contains articles, online tools, services, and other valuable resources for understanding and addressing gender equity in the workplace.
GENDER EQUITY is a cultural state where people of all genders are offered resources and benefits based on what they need, without judgement, to take advantage of the same opportunities to succeed as others.
EQUITY IS DIFFERENT FROM EQUALITY, where everyone simply receives the same opportunities whether or not they can use them.
WORKPLACE GENDER EQUITY happens when employers value and reward all employees solely on the basis of their ability to contribute to the success of the company. In today’s culture, this requires some key principles, including:
COURAGE: Employers recognize that true company success often requires a break from conventional workplace models
DIVERSITY: Hiring managers use inclusive practices to attract and retain employees from a broad range of backgrounds
HUMANITY: Women and men are supported in balancing caregiving responsibilities with their work life, without negative repercussions in any form
San Diego by 2025!
San Diego is our pilot community. We’re teaming up with University of San Diego
to make San Diego County a model of workplace gender equity by 2025.
wHERE aRE wE rIGHT nOW?
We got up-close and personal with 30 San Diegans to find out what they believe and understand about their own workplace cultures.
We uncovered some fascinating thoughts, misconceptions, biases, and practices that perpetuate gender injustice by obstructing women and, yes, impacting men every day.
OBSERVATION #2: In most cases, the PRIMARY CAREGIVERS were women, or responsibilities were said to be shared between parents. Only women worked full-time and were also the primary caregiver, not men.
A significantly higher percentage of men said they had WORK/LIFE BALANCE than women, who mostly said that either work wins or balance is a struggle. If their partner was male, women also often expressed feeling burdened by having to tell their husbands how to participate “equally” in household duties.
Next time: RESUME GAPS DUE TO CAREGIVING