What is your company doing to create gender equity in the workplace? Imagine a workplace where people of all colors and races are able to climb every ring of the corporate ladder — and where the lessons we learn about diversity at work actually transform the things we do, think, and say outside the office. How do we get there? In this candid panel of women, we will explore the mindset and heartset needed to give gender equity in the workplace.
Today’s powerful panelists are Jennifer Brown, CEO and Founder of Jennifer Brown Consulting and Mita Mallick, Head of Inclusion at Carta. Their insights and intentional steps show exactly how their dedicated work is helping to create a workplace and a world that works for everyone.
Gender, Equity, and The Future of Work Summary:
[1:17] Carley shares the impact of pandemic-induced throngs of women leaving the workforce and welcomes today’s guests and panelists Jennifer Brown and Mita Mallick.
[10:13] What is the current state of gender equity in the workplace? Why are these numbers so detrimental to equity in the workforce?
[13:20] Defining intersectionality, universal design and the gender pay gap of intersectionality.
[18:33] What is the current state of gender equity and the future of the workplace? Questions you can ask yourself about your commitment level and ways you can prioritize a workplace structure that works for more of us.
[23:06] Increase awareness and gender equity of your capital by conducting an inventory of your workplace presence.
[26:47] Mita reflects on how she has navigated working from home while caring for her children.
[30:18] The importance of equal and destigmatized maternity and paternity leave and parental support in the workplace.
[36:30] Tools that can help cultivate the inner qualities that will affect real change in processes.
[43:20] Increasing awareness and powerful ways to create a space that allows everyone to bring their whole self to the workplace.
[48:04] The importance of overcoming fragility to minimize triggering by other people’s experiences starts with understanding shame and guilt.
[51:10] Resources and skills that allow women to be strong leaders.
[54:42] More is not better — Carley shares the critical systems and structures that need to be put in place as we emerge from the pandemic.
[56:16] What is the importance of the role of male allies in the workplace?
[1:01:05] Creating safe spaces for connection with others starts with checking our own biases.
[1:05:31] The power of enrolling both men and women in affecting meaningful change.
[1:06:28] How can we reconcile with the people who are onboard with this mindset and those who are not?
[1:13:32] Carley invites listeners to make a personal commitment and action step for a better workplace and world.