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Connecting Beyond the Clothing

Gender Stereotypes

Worldwide, women only hold 4.6% of CEO positions within companies. For every 1 woman there is that runs a large business, there are 4 men who run other large businesses. Women earn, on average, $.81 to every man's $1. Below are some articles on how women can break down these barriers and challenge the gender norms that dominate today's workforce. 

Addressing Problematic Aspects of Dress Codes on Gender Identity
& Stereotypes in the Workplace
  • When Do Dress Codes That Perpetuate Gender Stereotypes Cross the Line?

    • When do dress codes that perpetuate gender stereotypes cross the line?

  • How to design gender bias out of your workplace

    • Equity expert Sara Sanford offers a certified playbook that helps companies go beyond good intentions, using a data-driven standard to actively counter unconscious bias and foster gender equity - - by changing how workplaces operate, not just how people think.

What are These Gender Stereotypes, & Where Did They Come From? 
  • The enduring reason you believe all nurses are women

    • Stereotyping a job as "women's work" or "men's work" along with societal biases that grant women less authority than men harm us all in the workplace.

  • Fired for Being Transgender or for Violating Company Dress Code? The Supreme Court Will Decide.

    • In a brief filed Friday with the Supreme Court, the Trump administration says an employer can fire you for being transgender if they are really enforcing a dress code.

How Can Companies and Individuals Fight Back Against Sexism, & Gender Stereotypes in the Workplace? 
  • Episode 58: How to Kick Off High Heels at Work - Unladylike

    • Nicola Thorp was fired for not wearing high heels on the job in 2015. Cristen and Caroline talk to her about what happened next, why #MeToo made it possible, and how high heels tread the sexy-professional tightrope.

  • The Workplace Gender Gap and How We Can Close It

    • Despite the popular sentiment that women have nearly closed the gender gap in the workplace, men continue to get the vast majority of high-paying jobs. Learn how we can close the gap.

  • The History of Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

    • The history of gender discrimination in the workplace is characterized by failed political maneuvers and unfair wage practices. The laws enacted by the federal government to prevent wage discrimination have allowed women workers to raise income over time but a gulf still exists between the pay of women versus men

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