A historic high of 20 women now hold seats on the Senate. Monday, June 10th marked the 50-year anniversary of The Equal Pay Act. According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, mothers are now the sole or primary breadwinner in 40% of households with children.
Despite these progressive steps toward achieving gender equality, sexism continues to pervade contemporary culture. Frank Bruni of the New York Times wrote recently on the puzzling persistence of gender inequality in the United States.
At Bibliomotion, we are the proud publishers of several women authors who promote a message of female empowerment. They are mothers, business owners, thought leaders, and experts in their field. Here a few examples of some of our authors taking stances on gender equality in the workplace:
1. Dare, Dream, Do, by Whitney Johnson
In a recent post on HBR, Whitney shares a story about a gender inequality she witnessed while sitting in a classroom:
The teacher had declared the class over and indicated he wouldn’t take any further comments. One of the students, a woman, had sat there with her hand politely raised for several minutes, being ignored, while two different men called out their opinions and were acknowledged.
2. Mogul, Mom, & Maid, by Liz O’Donnell
In this post on Hello Ladies, Liz shares her thoughts on the anniversary of the Equal Pay Act:
Fifty years ago today President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act prohibiting “discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers.” So, are you earning your fair share? If you’re a white woman, you may not yet be at parity, but you’re getting closer. If you’re a woman of color, you’ve got a ways to go. And if you’re a mother, you probably wish the paper Kennedy signed had called for an end to discrimination on account of motherhood.
3. Girl Meets Oil, (forthcoming) by Christine Bader
On the BSR blog, Christine writes on sexual harassment in the workplace:
Employees’ behavior related to sex and gender are legitimate grounds for corporate intervention: Most jurisdictions require companies to do anti-discrimination and anti-harassment training, and more business leaders now believe that creating a culture of inclusivity and respect is not just a matter of compliance but of competitive advantage.