Here’s what we’ve heard in the past month about the prevalence and treatment of sexual harassment in the public sector.
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During this Thanksgiving season, GovLoop is thankful for the many women who are currently breaking barriers to achieve intersectional gender equality. These inspiring women in government have paved the way for future generations of female politicians and public servants.
So, how can you tell if you’re treating another female coworker unfairly? Well, it’s not exactly easy to pinpoint micro aggressions, but it’s important to try, and GovFem is here to help.
“Success and likability are positively correlated for men and negatively correlated for women.” In other words, the higher a woman ascends on the corporate ladder, the less likeable she is perceived to be, while the opposite holds true for men.
Even as it seems that more and more women are speaking out against a culture that has long condoned or ignored sexual harassment, only a small fraction of women actually lodge a formal complaint. Many women have expressed fear of jeopardizing their careers, being accused of lying or facing social or professional retaliation should they… Read more »
Clearly, sexual harassment is a problem across sectors. The one bright side? The increase in public harassment claims has also led many media outlets to cover the issue, offering tips, advice and scrutiny. Here are five articles particularly worth reading on the topic, all from this past month,
Though diversity and inclusion indices have been improving government-wide, these top-scoring agencies (based on self-reporting from current employees) are likely to offer more opportunities for women to succeed and feel empowered and valued in the workplace.
Because you work in government, you can’t write ‘WOMEN PLEASE APPLY!’ at the top of your advert. However, you can encourage more women with a wider range of skill sets to apply. Here’s six tips to revamp your job descriptions and attract more female applicants.
By many measures, women have succeeded in narrowing the long-standing achievement gap in higher education. However, this surface-level gender parity in higher education has a significant, hidden cost.
These four articles from September address some of the challenges women continue to face in tech—from hiring biases, to a persistent and toxic “boys’-club” culture, to overt sexual harassment and intimidation—and what some women are doing about it.