First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Chloe MeenanFollow

Mentor/s

Dr. Gillespie Dr Plummer

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

In this paper, I argue that the workplace must be reinvented to be equitable for women. There are many contributing factors to the gender gap in leadership, but there are some critical areas where increased support can help to elevate workplace equity for women, allowing them to succeed in their roles and have access to equal opportunities of advancement. First, I define the gender gap in leadership and address the impact of Covid-19 and the disruption of progress for women in the workforce. I focus on the new opportunity for companies to make investments into building more flexible and empathetic workplaces. I will be proposing solutions to the main contributing factors to the gender gap in leadership that can be incorporated based on the needs of the organization. I will be providing solutions for the workplace from an interdisciplinary perspective through a lens of human resource management, gender studies, and psychology. These include solutions for childcare, eliminating bias in the workplace, establishing a strong Diversity, Equity and Inclusion department, and supporting Black women in the workplace. I hope to educate the reader on what we can do today to close the gender gap in leadership and achieve gender equity in the workplace.

College and Major available

Management BS

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

Honors Capstone HN-300-F, Dr Plummer and Dr. Gillespie

Location

Digital Commons & West Campus West Building

Start Day/Time

4-29-2022 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-29-2022 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Chloe Meenan, management major, honors minor, May 2022

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Apr 29th, 1:00 PM Apr 29th, 4:00 PM

Closing the Gender Gap in Leadership Today

Digital Commons & West Campus West Building

In this paper, I argue that the workplace must be reinvented to be equitable for women. There are many contributing factors to the gender gap in leadership, but there are some critical areas where increased support can help to elevate workplace equity for women, allowing them to succeed in their roles and have access to equal opportunities of advancement. First, I define the gender gap in leadership and address the impact of Covid-19 and the disruption of progress for women in the workforce. I focus on the new opportunity for companies to make investments into building more flexible and empathetic workplaces. I will be proposing solutions to the main contributing factors to the gender gap in leadership that can be incorporated based on the needs of the organization. I will be providing solutions for the workplace from an interdisciplinary perspective through a lens of human resource management, gender studies, and psychology. These include solutions for childcare, eliminating bias in the workplace, establishing a strong Diversity, Equity and Inclusion department, and supporting Black women in the workplace. I hope to educate the reader on what we can do today to close the gender gap in leadership and achieve gender equity in the workplace.

 

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