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June 7, 2012
How to Better Support Women in the Workplace
Our CEO, Susan Lucas Conwell, recently sent out an interesting article on women in the workplace and gender-balanced leadership style. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that groups that are more gender balanced are smarter and more productive than groups that aren’t gender balanced.
The article makes a great case for hiring more women, as well as why promoting women in the workplace is important. However, a balanced leadership team can be difficult to create overnight. In the meantime it is good policy to make sure women always have a chance to voice their opinion when upper management makes decisions that impact everyone. In the spirit of promoting the female voice, I sent out a quick poll to my female coworkers here at Great Place to Work®. In the process, I turned up a few great ideas on how any office can become more female friendly. While these tips are not a subsitute for a gender-balanced leadership team, they can help create an environment where women feel more comfortable speaking up and seeking roles in upper management.
At the end of the day, the best way to learn what policies are right for your female population is to just ask them!
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