Many businesses and organizations are increasingly aware of the case for promoting gender equality, both within and outside their organizational boundaries. Evidence suggests that gender equality in the workplace boosts performance, and legal frameworks in many countries mandate specific action on gender inequality in the workplace. However, despite organizational policies on promoting equality and equal opportunities, there remain challenges to be overcome in many businesses, including throughout their supply chains.
The book provides research rationales as to why responsible organizations must address the issue of gender equality in the workplace. It also presents case studies, action research and examples of good practices, describing how businesses and organizations are working to promote gender equality in various contexts.
The book is designed to support the rationale for gender equality in business and organizations, providing evidence of implementation of gender equality in the workplace and advice on how to deal with and overcome challenges. It will be of interest to academics, employees, practitioners, policy-makers, businesses, institutions and organizations.
IntroductionPatricia M. Flynn, Kathryn Haynes and Maureen A. KilgourPart I. Case studies of companies that have overcome challenges to gender equality in the workplace1. Disrupting gendered dichotomies: Gender equality in a high-tech Belgian companyHannelore Roos and Patrizia Zanoni2. Linking women and the private sector: A win–win approach from agribusiness in ZambiaGerry Finnegan and Pamela White3. Pursuing diversity in the legal market: A case study of Pfizer General Counsel Amy SchulmanPaola Cecchi-DimeglioPart II. First-hand accounts of leaders and pioneers tackling gender inequality at work4. T3 and Under: A workplace childcare programme and a family-friendly workplace Gay Gaddis5. The benefits of job sharing: A practice-based case study Emma Watton and Sarah Stables6. Embodied leadership: Corporeal experiences of a female Anglican priest Rebecca RobertsPart III. Factors beyond the workplace that can foster greater gender equality at work7. To impact the workplace, think beyond the workplace: Lessons about gender equality in industry from the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) Mary Johnstone-Louis8. Transport and workplace accessibility: Routes to improved equity Deanna Grant-Smith, Natalie Osborne and Paolo Marinelli9. Domestic violence as a management challenge: How trade unions can help Gemma Wibberley, Carol Jones, Anthony Bennett and Alison Hollinrake10. Thinking outside the classroom to promote gender equality: A rationale and roadmap for translating service-learning to organizations Meghan E. Norris and Katelynn Carter-RogersPart IV. Long-standing traditions being challenged to promote gender equality in the workplace11. Gender equality in the US Military: Women are still fighting the culture wars Patricia K. Gleich12. Women on corporate boards in Egypt: Time for change Ghada Howaidy13. Mann Deshi Bank and Udyogini: Successfully collaborating to empower women Smita ShuklaConclusions Kathryn Haynes, Patricia M. Flynn and Maureen A. Kilgour