Business leaders should recognize the healthcare and workplace barriers that keep their trans employees from being their full selves at work.
The investigation coincided with an Insider story last week and shows Amazon is taking the allegations seriously.
Riane Eisler studies why certain groups try to establish power over others and talks about the "gendered system of values" in most cultures.
I've attended over 25 conferences, and too often the women that the conference is meant to support are sucked into volunteering hours to plan it.
It's time to address the systemic barriers and subtle biases that hold women back from getting the salary they deserve.
January’s jobs report shows that women continue to be disproportionately impacted by unemployment. Black and Latina women both have a higher unemployment rate than the average. Women have lost 5.3 million jobs since the start of the pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A new analysis […]
Job adverts that offer flexible hours could bring in 20% more women applicants, a new study by insurance giant Zurich has suggested. Gender-neutral language and flexible working options in Zurich’s job adverts led to a 20% jump in women applying for management roles, and a 16% rise in women applying […]
Women’s careers have suffered during the pandemic. The earliest research on how women â€” especially mothers â€” have fared these past few months paints a dismal picture. In September alone, 865,000 women dropped out of the workforce, compared to 216,000 men, according to data from the Bureau of Labour Statistics. […]
President Donald Trump interrupted former Vice President Joe Biden at least 128 times in 90 minutes in the first presidential debate of the 2020 US general election, according to Slate. The exchanges at times seemed hard to watch, especially for women, many of whom have experience being interrupted by men. […]
Sign up here to receive our newsletter Gender at Work in your inbox twice a month. In 1959, Ruth Bader Ginsburg graduated first in her class from Columbia Law School. Thirty-four years later, at her confirmation hearing for the US Supreme Court, Ginsburg remembered the “many indignities” â€” instances of […]
Last week Citigroup announced that Jane Fraser would succeed Mike Corbat as CEO when he retires in February 2021. Fraser will be the first woman to lead a major US bank. Her promotion is a symbolic step up for women across industries, and not only in finance. Just 6% of […]
One out of every five businesses have had employees quit or reduce their hours due to childcare needs during the pandemic, per a recent survey of about 235 employers by HR nonprofit WorldatWork. To prevent more employees, mainly women, exiting the workforce, more companies are stepping up and expanding childcare […]
Sign up here to receive our newsletter Gender at Work in your inbox twice a month. The novel coronavirus pandemic and ensuing recession have affected workers across the country. BIPOC women (BIPOC stands for Black, indigenous, and people of colour) have been hit especially hard. The obstacles blocking BIPOC women […]
The debate between US Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris is Wednesday night. If elected, Harris would be the first woman and the first woman of colour to serve as vice president. Because she represents multiple firsts, there’s meaningful pressure on Harris to succeed – and there’s been […]
Companies are promising to hire more Black workers and increase diversity within senior leadership teams, but Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg told Business Insider these plans will fall flat unless executives address the “broken rung” on the corporate ladder. The “broken rung” refers to the phenomenon where women, especially Black women […]
Sign up here to receive our newsletter Gender at Work in your inbox twice a month. In July, Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, announced a plan to invest $US775 billion in caregiving programs over the course of 10 years. Biden’s campaign figures that this investment will boost national […]
Business Insider spoke with Michelle Ryan, a social and organizational psychologist at the University of Exeter, the researcher who helped coin the phrase the “glass cliff.” The “glass cliff” is the research-backed phenomenon where a woman or person of colour is promoted to a senior leadership position during a difficult […]