One of the things we often hear is that people perceive the women’s initiative to be a place where everyone goes to complain. What we know, is that this is far from true, and that there are impactful, uplifting, and empowering conversations at every gathering of these initiatives, and we can’t allow those perceptions to keep us from addressing the challenges that individuals are facing at work, even the sensitive ones.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I felt it was important to appreciate how far we’ve come and be grateful to the strong women who have helped empower women throughout history.
We’ve broken down three reasons why your company should invest in gender diversity in the organization. Think of it as different levels of investment with corresponding returns—the old “you get out what you put in” approach.
The 2017 Women in the Workplace report is finally here, and with it comes some harsh truths and actionable next steps.
You reserve the room. You order the catering. You bring in the perfect speaker. You send the invites and track the responses.
You plan an event. And people don't show up.
If you are painfully nodding along, you are not alone. So many of our clients struggle with the challenge of simply getting people to show up for the events that they have spent time, money, and effort to plan. Of course, most people are respectful—they let you know they can no longer make it, they lament that their travel schedule puts them out of the office the day of the event, they promise to attend the next one. The interest and intention are there, which you know because you have asked the attendees what they want. So how can you get past the last-minute fire drills and get people to show up for your events and programs?
Three easy steps to planning compelling programming for your organization's women's initiative.
The pressures we feel in college and immediately after are exactly why we at Gild are so passionate about working with young women in college. Reaching these women before they enter the workplace and arming them with the tools needed to empower one another in and beyond school is essential to building the next generation of female leaders.
Gild Collective uses data and key insights from working with thousands of women to drive strategic organizational change and to provide workplace inclusion trainings to key stakeholders.
As women, we have more power over our personal finances than we think we do. We just need to own that power. We may not be able to change the gender wage gap overnight but if each of us take constructive steps to increase our own power and knowledge around the subject of money, and teach our daughters, nieces, and granddaughters to do the same, the wage gap will be a relic of the past.
We have never shown the real Gild Collective workshop experience here. Admittedly, Kelsey and I are often too busy preparing and facilitating the experiences to pause, reflect, and photograph our surroundings, but this week we tried to do just that.