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Welcome to the Workplace: The New Gender in the Workplace


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Learning Objective: Explore how race and gender practices affect businesses and how to accomplish a more diverse workforce can be achieved

Organizations are working towards creating a conscious and pro-active, diverse work environment for the new workforce. In the corporate environment, differences and subtle biases can lead to productivity in the workforce prevent fair and inclusive diversity practices from succeeding. With more cultures, transgender and various age groups working side-by-side, management will need to find new ways of working together to accomplish projects on time.
How can companies become leading samples of fair and inclusive practices? What can be done to move forward with greater levels of business, cultural and social awareness? This seminar will test your personal preconceptions and address ways to help engage in discussions and around cultural mindfulness and inclusion.

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

a. Define cultural diversity
b. Identify biases and behaviors that prevent inclusive diversity.
c. Examine methods to include various cultures and lifestyles in the workforce.
d. Explore behaviors that build support for cultural and gender groups in the workforce.

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Welcome to the Workplace: The New Gender in the Workplace

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  2. 2. Welcome to the Workplace: The New Gender in the Workplace Cheryl Kern Director Global Diversity & Inclusion Lockheed Martin Paula Tylor Director, Office for Diversity & Leadership, U.S. Army Materiel Command Christine Burkette CEO Project Manager PICF, INC. Moderator Renata C. Spinks Cyber Technology Officer U.S. Marine Corp Forces Cyberspace Command
  3. 3. Women In The Workplace Data obtained form DOL.GOV / CATALYST.ORG 57% of women participated in the labor force 26% of people employed in computer, math and other STEM occupations are women 70% of women with children under 18 participate in the workforce Only 3% percent of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women Women are still underrepresented in corporate offices Women are wary of stresses and pressures with top-level jobs Women aren’t being successfully sponsored or mentored A lack of flexible work arrangements exists Women still make less than men Race and gender bias/ stereotypes Women don’t have the same access to career making roles as men Women of color work twice as hard to prove themselves Women have more responsibilities at home/family Press For Progress! Much Work Remains • 26% of women in STEM • 30% of women in government roles • 43% of women in corporate America (private sector) • 12.1% of women of color in corporate America • 11% of women of color in federal government roles Being rejected by other women of color How do we fit inclusion in the workplace? Handout
  4. 4. 1- Being judged according to false stereotypes 2- Playing the advocate to the entire Black race (along with other minorities) 3- Working twice as hard 4- Being the odd woman out 5- Being at the end of double standards 6- Having to do the “voice switch” and other ways of watering ourselves down 7- Being rejected by other women of color Data obtained form DOL.GOV / CATALYST.ORG/ the Corp Sister 7 Unique Challenges Faced by Women of Color at Work Handout