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Women in the workplace

  1. 1. Multimedia Presentation Jodi Revell Women in the Workplace Gender Inequality
  2. 2. What is gender inequality?  Gender inequality can be known as sexism  Sexism is the belief that there psychological, behavioural, or intellectual differences between females and males and these differences make one group superior than the other (Moony, Holmes, Knox, and Schacht, 2013).  As we age these lead to prejudice and discrimination to both sexes (Moony, Holmes, Knox, and Schacht, 2013). (Not Good
  3. 3. The issue of gender inequality Issues that gender inequality form is that women don’t get equal pay in the workplace. There is a theoretical wall blocking women from growing in their job that they have and that effects their pay, men on the other hand get promotions and a larger income because it is believed that men are more superior then women when it comes to getting work done. (Therapy Toronto, 2012) (Where Women Work, 2014)
  4. 4. The elements of a diverse workforce  HR Council stated, “In Canada, diversity extends beyond race or ethnicity, religion, culture or newcomer status to include factors such as geography, language, politics, gender, beliefs, sex ual orientation, economic status, abilities, skills and interests. A diverse workplace reflects our communities. Small organizations may have to think about diversity more broadly and consider their volunteer base, board of directors and community partners” (2014).
  5. 5. Woman and their education  Statistics show that women attend more colleges and universities to get into a workforce of their choosing more then men do.  In 2009, 34% of women went to university to gain a bachelors degree in the field they wanted compared to 26% of men (Statistics Canada, 2013).  Chart: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-503- x/2010001/article/11542/tbl/tbl001-eng.htm (BBJ, 2014)
  6. 6. The Income More women are working now, and with more work means there is more hours that women are getting at their jobs but some still not getting the money they deserve. Women still earn 77 cents to a man’s dollar. Huffington post reported that, “In 2012, the median earnings of American women working full time year-round were $37,791. American men earned a median income of $49,398. The gender wage gap has hovered at about 77 cents on the dollar since 2007 (2012). The struggle for equal income is still an ongoing issue in America and Canada. (Blogspot, 2011)
  7. 7. Reasons why women get discriminated in the workplace (Google.com)
  8. 8. Family matters  Women are working while having families. Instead of the stay at home mom life, now they are going out into the workforce to also support their family with or without a partner (Mandell, 2010).  Mothers are more likely to want more hours when they do have families at home (Mandell, 2010).
  9. 9. Family matter cont’d..  With or without these hours women are still getting paid less than their male co-workers which cause them to be more in dept, and have more family struggles (Mandell, 2010).  Some jobs even decline mothers from having jobs (Mandell, 2010). (Blogspot, 2013)
  10. 10. Pregnancy discrimination  Women who want to work but are pregnant or who also have smaller children are also discriminated against.  Acquirer Article: http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2003/10/13/biz_ wwwbiz1disc.html  In the above article, a women who was pregnant worked at home as a sales women. She knew she could continue with work because she was already at home, so she called her supervisor and told them. A day after the call, she was fired. Many women are starting to work this way but more and more are reporting that they are getting fired because of discrimination against them
  11. 11. Pregnancy discrimination cont’d... (Google, 2014)
  12. 12. Aboriginal, immigrant, and racialized women.  Aboriginal and immigrant women earn just as less as white women and men (Mandell, 2010).  Mandell started, “Racialized women are overrepresented in the low-paying sectors and non-standard occupations and under-represented in high paying high status jobs” (2010).  Gender inequality is high in Canada, but in other countries it is much worse for women to become equal to men. (Google, 2014)
  13. 13. How can we fix this issue??  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaCwOdNeA7 k (Google, 201 4)
  14. 14. How can we fix this issue cont’d...  A lot of people don’t understand or know that in other countries women get treated like this.  UN Woman Watch: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/  Feminist Majority Foundation http://www.feminist.org/  Equality Now http://www.equalitynow.org/english/index...  About women's rights http://www.awid.org/  UNIFEM http://www.unifem.org/about/fact_sheets....  All of these organizations want to fight for equality all around the world.
  15. 15. Women and their job choices (Google,2014)
  16. 16. Women and their job choices  Women are making the movement into jobs that have a more masculine background, jobs that we recognize as a male role doing it.  Women are getting good education and working hard at that education to get into these fields of choice not because they think they can do it better, but show that they genuinely want to do the job, and love hands on work.  As an example, women accelerate in an engineering job because they have great communication skills more than a man does. (CBC,2013).
  17. 17. Women in the military  Women as stated before, like to go for more masculine based jobs.  There is a high percentage of women who are joining the army in Canada because the army are always looking for new people to join. They are asking more women to join now then before. With a job like this there really is no limit to the job opportunities a woman can have (Canadian Armed Forces, 2014). (Canadian Armed Forces, 2014)
  18. 18. Women in the Military statistics  According to the Canadian armed forces,” As of January 2014, the percentage of women in the CAF, Regular Force and Primary Reserve combined was at 14.8 per cent, with more than 9400 women in the Regular Force and more than 4800 women in the Primary Reserve.  The Royal Canadian Air Force comprises the highest percentage of women at 18.7 per cent. Similarly the Royal Canadian Navy has a representation of women of 18.4 per cent and the Canadian Army 12.4 per cent. Women today are joining the CAF with the widest range of options for occupations and career advancement.  Just under 500 Canadian soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen are currently serving with task forces deployed on expeditionary operations by Canadian Joint Operations Command. Although the CAF do not keep track of the gender of deployed personnel, it is safe to assume that eligible women are likely to be serving on the majority of our missions” (2014)
  19. 19. In conclusion  Women in the workplace do earn less than their male co- workers.  Gender inequality is not only an issue in Canada, but a bigger issue in other countries such as Africa.  There are many ways that women overcome inequality by showing men that they can do their jobs as well or even better as them.  Gender inequality can be changed, but as a country we need to start thinking equal! (Google, 2014)
  20. 20. References  Bassett, L. (2013). Women still earned 77 cents to a man's dollar . Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/17/gender-wage- gap_n_3941180.html  CBC News. (2013). Why do women earn less than men? Retrieved from:http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/why-do- women-earn-less-than-men-1.1316375  Canadian Armed Forces (2014). Women in the canadian armed forces . Retrieved from http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/news/article.page?doc=wome n-in-the-canadian-armed-forces/hie8w7rm  Geller, A. (2003). Workplace discrimination: pregnant women . Retrieved from http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2003/10/13/biz_www biz1disc.html
  21. 21. References cont’d • HR Council (2014). Diversity at work. Retrieved from http://hrcouncil.ca/hr-toolkit/diversity-at- work.cfm • Mandell, N. (2010). Feminist issues . (5th ed., pp. 247-271). Toronto, ON: Pearson. • Mooney, L., Holmes , M., Knox, D., & Schacht, C. (2013).Understanding social problems . Toronto, ON: Nelson Education. • Turcotte, M. (2013). Woman and education . Retrieved from http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89- 503-x/2010001/article/11542-eng.htm