THE TIME FOR
CHANGE IS NOW
Here’s what keeps me up at night: I imagine waking up one morning to find that the country has moved on. That the media has stopped reporting on systemic inequalities. That diversity remains something companies talk about instead of prioritizing. That all of this energy and attention has amounted to a temporary swell instead of a sea of change.
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This is not political. This is fixable. It takes a scientific approach to fix the system.
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This is not political. This is fixable. It takes a scientific approach to fix the system. There is hope.
Women constitute 61 percent of accountants and auditors, 53 percent of financial managers, and 37 percent of financial analysts.
Yet... women are only 12.5 percent of chief financial officers in Fortune 500 companies.
Source: American Progress
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UN chief Antonio Guterres called for an end to gender inequality which he said "should shame us all in the 21st century because it is not only unacceptable, it is stupid."
Comparing it to past "stains" of slavery and colonialism, he said discrimination against women and girls remained a major problem around the world.
"From the ridiculing of women as hysterical or hormonal, to the routine judgement of women based on their looks; from the myths and taboos that surround women's natural bodily functions, to mansplaining and victim-blaming -- misogyny is everywhere," he said at an event at The New School university in New York.
"It is time to stop trying to change women, and start changing the systems that prevent them from achieving their potential," the UN head said.
It is time to stop trying to change women, and start changing the systems that prevent them from achieving their potential.
Female servicemembers and veterans were 10 times more likely than their male counterparts to answer that they faced or witnessed gender discrimination in the military, according to an online poll of 1,708 Stars and Stripes digital subscribers around the world.