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Women at Work: Women’s Access to Power and the Gender Earnings Gap

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Using a unique sample of 5,022 workers in 94 large German workplaces, the authors explore whether and how women’s access to higher level positions, firms’ human resources practices, and workers’ qualification levels are associated with gender differences in earnings. First, they find that having more women in management reduces the gender earnings gap for jobs with low qualifications, but not those with high qualifications. Second, they find that while men’s compensation is positively affected by having a male supervisor, women with a female supervisor do not receive such an advantage. Finally, they find that human resources practices and job-level qualifications moderate the association between gendered power and gender earnings inequalities. Integrating women into managerial and supervisory roles does not automatically reduce gender inequalities; its impacts are contingent on organizational context.

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Accenture: Equality Equals Innovation Research Report (2019)

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Accenture has found that a culture of equality—the same kind of workplace environment that helps everyone advance to higher positions—is a powerful multiplier of innovation and growth. Global gross domestic product would increase by up to US$8 trillion by 2028 if innovation mindset in all countries were raised by 10 percent. Diversity positively influences an innovation mindset, and equality is the multiplier. A culture of equality is anchored by three pillars: an Empowering Environment (one that trusts employees, respects individuals and offers freedom to be creative and to train and work flexibly), Bold Leadership (a diverse leadership team that sets, shares and measures equality targets openly), and Comprehensive Action (policies and practices that are family-friendly, support all genders and are bias- free in attracting and retaining people).

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2018 Hersch – Valuing the Risk of Workplace Sexual Harassment

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Valuing the risk of workplace sexual harassment

Using data on sexual harassment charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Hersch calculates the risk of sexual harassment by gender, industry, and age and establish that white females, but not nonwhite females, receive a compensating wage differential for exposure to a higher risk of sexual harassment.

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5 Ways Top Companies Are Closing The Gender Gap

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Although there is an abundance of research proving how great diversity is for business and for the economy, there are still many companies struggling to get it right. So who is leading the charge and what can we learn from them? We asked Ellevate’s Corporate Champions about what’s working in their organizations. Here are 5 ways they’re making change.

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Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change by Ellen Pao

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In 2015, Ellen K. Pao sued a powerhouse Silicon Valley venture capital firm, calling out workplace discrimination and retaliation against women and other underrepresented groups. Her suit rocked the tech world. Though Pao lost her suit, she revolutionized the conversation at tech offices, in the media, and around the world. In Reset, she tells her full story for the first time.

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How Masculinity Contests Undermine Organizations, and What to Do About It

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Harvard Business Review November 2, 2018 By Jennifer L. Berdahl, Pete Glick, and Marianne Cooper From Uber to Nike to CBS, recent exposés have revealed seemingly dysfunctional workplaces rife with misconduct, bullying, and sexual harassment. For example, Susan Fowler’s 2017 blog about Uber detailed not only her recollections of being repeatedly harassed, but what she described as a “game-of-thrones” environment, …

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What Happens When Men Don’t Conform to Masculine Clothing Norms at Work?

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Harvard Business Review August 31, 2017 By Ben Barry Every morning, men make a seemingly mundane yet crucial decision: what to wear to work. Most pull out some variation of the charcoal, navy, or black suit from their closet. Some might add their own twist: a polka-dot pocket square or colorful socks. This probably isn’t surprising. In Britain and North …

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The Problem With Mostly Male (and Mostly Female) Workplaces

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The Atlantic March 20, 2013 By Philip Cohen NPR has a new brutal but important story about rape in the military. “Dozens” of women told NPR “about a culture where men act entitled to sex with female troops.” One woman, repeatedly assaulted by her superior officer, recalled: “I finally asked his secretary that when he called me and closed the …

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Millennial Men Aren’t the Dads They Thought They’d Be

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The New York Times July 30, 2015 By Claire Cain Miller Young men today have aspirations of being hands-on fathers as well as breadwinners — supportive husbands who also do dishes. But as they enter that more responsibility-filled stage of life, something changes: Their roles often become much more traditional. Millennial men — ages 18 to early 30s — have …

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Two Types of Diversity Training That Really Work

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This article addresses premature pessimism when it comes to diversity training. While there have been some failed attempts by organizations, they prevail. They discuss a few specific training exercises they find to be beneficial and emphasize the importance of tailoring the training to your employees. Blanket exercises may not be the most impactful but keeping your team in mind, you can make an impact.