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Gender News Articles: Work and Organizations

May 7 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, Work and Organizations
When Kenji Yoshino began his first job as a law professor, he was openly gay and wrote about sexual orientation and constitutional rights. One day, a colleague pulled him aside and advised him that he had a much better chance of getting tenure as a “homosexual professional” than as a “professional...
Apr 10 2014 | Posted In: Diversity and Inclusion, Feminism, Leadership, Work and Organizations
In 1980, women held about 25 percent of management positions in the U.S.—a figure that increased to nearly 40 percent by 2012. As women become more visible in these high-status occupations, gender bias will lessen for all women—right? For example, women will be seen as more competent and more...
Mar 17 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Feminism, History, Leadership, Medicine, Work and Organizations
You might take for granted that your doctor considers your gender and sex when assessing your health or recommending treatments. But as recently as twenty-five years ago, medical research and health care decisions were rarely viewed through the lens of gender. Iris Litt, M.D. pediatric physician...
Mar 13 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Diversity and Inclusion, Feminism, Intersectionality, Work and Organizations
“Stand up if you are the first person in your family to graduate from college!”  The year is 2034, as imagined in sociologist Marianne Cooper’s visionary essay for The Shriver Report. A fictional young woman named Antonia rises to her feet. In the audience, Antonia’s six-year-old son is cheering. 
Feb 25 2014 | Posted In: Academia, History, Work and Organizations
Over the last fifty years the composition of the workforce has changed significantly due to an influx of women into the workplace, the delayed retirement of many workers, and the rise in dual-earning households. Yet companies have failed to keep pace, remaining tied to ideals of work rooted in the...

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