Articles about Gender at Work

Science of Work

Study: These kind of job descriptions are more likely to turn away women candidates

How you frame a role's requirements can alienate and deter qualified candidates from applying. Is your job description turning away female candidates before they even apply?

Gender

This is how gender equality is changing dating

At present, the desire for a young, attractive partner of the opposite sex tends to be more prevalent in men than in women. Women, meanwhile, are more likely to prioritize money and status over youth and beauty. Is this a permanent condition?

News

In Iceland, it’s now illegal for men to be paid more than women

Iceland has now made it illegal for men to be paid more than women, reportedly becoming the first country in the world to make public and private employers prove they offer equal pay to men and women for equal work.

News

New Time’s Up initiative wants to help less famous employees deal with sexual harassment

On Monday, 300 women in Hollywood shared an open letter and an initiative titled 'Time's Up,' which outlined how they would use their privileged platform to help employees who are not famous deal with sexual harassment.

Office Life

Shannon Fisher on workplace sexual harassment: When in doubt, don’t

With the recent societal focus on workplace sexual harassment in America, many people are asking what the line is between friendly workplace banter and behavior that could be perceived as anywhere from overly flirtatious to downright predatory. Put simply: When in doubt, don't.

News

Poll: Americans have very different definitions of sexual harassment at work

Americans hold startling differences of opinion about what exactly constitutes sexual harassment across gender, race, and generational lines.

News

Survey: 4 in 10 American women say they’ve experienced gender discrimination in the office

42% of working women and 22% of working men say they’ve gone through gender discrimination where they work.

News

SURVEY: Career success still seen as far more important for men in 2017

According to a new Pew survey, men are valued for their ambition, women are valued for their looks and parental abilities. Still.

News

Survey: Americans no longer prefer male bosses

Fifty-five percent of Americans now say that they have "no preference" about their manager's gender, according to a new survey.

Science of Work

Here’s how attractiveness can hurt you at work

It's clear that what you look like can affect your hiring process, but your attractiveness might not affect your job search in the ways you might think.

Gender at Work

Study: Women are doing same work as men with different outcomes

Researchers initially hypothesized that women were to blame for not getting promoted. They were wrong.

Advice

Sheryl Sandberg’s best, saddest advice for women who want raises

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg highlighted the approach she thinks women should take when asking for a raise at a recent forum.

News

Many more Americans now believe sexual harassment at work is a serious problem

Sixty-four percent of Americans now consider sexual harassment of women at work "a serious problem" in the U.S., ticking up from 47% back in 2011.

Advice

What can men do to support women in the workplace and at home?

For greater equality women have to support men as caretakers to the same degree that men support women in the workplace.

News

Study: Men become interested in tech careers earlier than women

Men express their interest in tech careers sooner than women, and are more likely to remain in the field for the long haul, according to a new report.

News

6 ways companies can help all employees thrive by shrinking the gender gap

Despite a steady drumbeat of calls to instill workplace equity between the sexes, women still lag far behind men at companies across the nation.

Advice

These 3 steps can help women get the raises they deserve

New research shows that women can face backlash when asking for a raise. Here are tips on how to overcome the odds and get what you're after.

News

The majority of men think there are enough women leaders at work, study says

60% of men surveyed think that there are enough women in leadership positions at the companies where they work. Only 49% of women agree.

Advice

Career advice from three successful women leaders

Inspiring advice from three great women leaders about how to succeed in the office.

Gender at Work

Global gender gap starts taking hold as early as 10 years old, study finds

Gender stereotypes are ingrained as early as 10 years old, and have damaging repercussions for both men and women's personal and professional lives.

News

This PR job requires you to babysit the CEO’s kids

If you want to join The Berman Group's public relations team as an account coordinator, you'll need to be ready to babysit the CEO's kids. No, they're not kidding.

women and work

Career lessons from Fortune’s 5 most powerful women in business

Fortune released its list of the Most Powerful Women in 2017. To break the glass ceiling, sometimes you have to be willing to be uncomfortable.

News

Report: Fewer men than ever are breadwinners

Just 25% of men surveyed said it was important for women to be able to financially provide for their families to be a good spouse, the survey found.

News

City of Austin’s SXSW coordinator in trouble for refusing to meet with female coworkers alone

“I’ve been told it is not appropriate for a married man to have lunch with a single lady," the SXSW coordinator said, according to reports.

Gender at Work

Does your company know if it has a gender pay gap?

Companies are not explicitly out to discriminate against employees. Here's how they can find and fix any disparities.