Women in the Workplace

Our discussion will consider the viewpoints expressed in the three pieces below alongside our own experiences.  

This discussion is open to all.  You may join the discussion at any point regardless of arrival.  Bring a friend and remember: inclusion, equality, diversity.

Tuesday January 29th

5:30 pm     Socializing Time
6:00 pm     Start Discussion
8:00 pm     Stop Discussion

RSVP via Facebook event or via email to President@femdems.org 

Location:  Coyote Tap House at 14th & H (private back room)

Women Need to Realize Work Isn’t School

By Whitney Johnson and Tara Mohr
January 11, 2013

Academic institutions are churning out ever-more female graduates. But the very skills that propel women to the top of the class in school are earning us middle-of the-pack marks in the workplace. Indeed, a recent study found that women account for 51.4% of middle managers in the U.S. but only 4.2% of Fortune 500 CEO's. Based on our experience, the CEO statistics will continue to improve, but only incrementally, until women recognize that the boardroom is not the schoolroom. To be successful, we must now do the very thing we were always taught not to: be disruptive...

Read full post here: http://bit.ly/WWYWbD

Women in the Workplace

By Armando Gomez
Post date unknown

Whether they like it or not, men have to accept, once and for all, that women are marching up the corporate ladder confidently and with full speed ahead.

Women used to be much more "quiet and passive" in the workplace due to the relatively small number of female employees in comparison to males. Women today, on the other hand, have begun assuming their positions by using all their God given powers of intelligence and organization...

Read full post here: http://bit.ly/7Hqitj 

Labyrinths, not Ladders: How Women Are Redefining Work

By Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti
January 15, 2013

Career success for women is now less about climbing the corporate ladder and more dependent on forging a path through a labyrinth. According to the new book Women Lead by Apollo Research Institute, 58% of women professionals describe their career path as nonlinear. This model seems especially appropriate for many workers in today's knowledge economy, in which intellectual productivity (not manual labor) can extend workforce participation by an additional 10 years or more...

Read full post here: http://huff.to/ZWSUtk