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There were some significant feminist movements occurring during those periods that both helped change women’s work suits—and shake up the U.S. workforce at the same time. Here are five movements from 1910-1960 that had a major impact.
It’s an unsettling fact: The percentage of female federal hires has decreased in recent years. There are a number of factors that are impacting this dynamic, and one may be the need to better understand the women that federal agencies are trying to attract.
Avoid being a workplace bully, and concentrate your energy on improving the workplace for generations of women to come. I promise, it’ll be worth it.
In the past five years, women have hit some significant milestones in the workforce.
We need to facilitate women’s identification with their demographic group to help them manage their professional relationships, develop alliances and mentor relationships with other women.
The thought behind this trend is that if women could only speak more like men, we would increase our odds of achieving success in male-dominated environments. But not everyone agrees – an interesting counter argument has risen that begs the question: should women talk more like men at work, or should men talk more like… Read more »
The percentage of female federal hires decreased from 43 percent in 2000 to 37 percent in 2012, according to a September 2014 report from the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). Why? MSPB says an increase in male applicants – not discrimination – may be the primary cause of a widening gap in gender representation. For one thing, veteran’s preferential… Read more »
Women launching new businesses definitely face unique challenges—but if you believe in yourself, have a solid business strategy and get the right support, you’ll increase your odds of launching a business that’s geared for success.
Instead of talking about leaning in at work, we should be emphasizing leaning out — getting outside the narrow confines of our own self-interests and seeing the workplace as a communal setting that works for everyone and not just a chosen few. Let’s lean on each other for a change.