Most poignantly, while the US and Peru are in vastly different stages of economic development, and while our political and cultural histories are nothing alike, we see that women in Peru face the same barriers as women in the US when it comes to advancement. These include: (1) Blocked economic potential (i.e. access to credit and financing) (2) Fewer legal rights (i.e. outdated laws) (3) Political Underrepresentation (4) Violence against women (5) Time spent in unpaid care work. Yes, the scope and severity may be different, but women across the world face these same barriers.Read More
Gender Diversity is an ongoing conversation we’re having at MomWarrior™.
"Having a couple of women in leadership equals gender diversity is a problem that goes far beyond social justice. Research has shown over and over again that having more women in leadership has significant business benefits. It has been found that organizations with women holding at least 30% of leadership roles are 1.4 times more likely to have sustained, profitable growth.
The research and the stats are there. But how much is really being done to bridge this gap? Is this merely becoming a “check-the-box” exercise, or is it being integrated into the overall culture and strategic plans within organizations?Read More
Did you know that when a corporate culture invests specifically in gender diversity, it can close a woman’s ambition gap and increase the number of women seeking job promotion?
Women have as much career aspirations as men do, but only 69 percent of senior women say they’ll reach the C-suite, as opposed to 86 percent of their male peers. Favorable cultural factors are significant considerations that can support or inhibit women’s advancement in the workplace.Read More
We have entered a time of unprecedented pressure on parents, especially mothers, to be actively engaged in parenting nearly around the clock. There is very little evidence to support the notion that this extreme level of parental activity improves children’s outcomes. Actually, there’s evidence to suggest just the opposite: that “helicopter” parenting increases anxiety and decreases resiliency.Read More
When it comes to career and ambition, there is an assumption that women are less ambitious than men. Research has clearly shown this is not the case: women start their careers with just as much ambition as men. Having children does not affect a woman’s desire to lead.Read More
A thought-leadership piece by Tet Salva, Founder & CEO of MomWarrior.
“We’ve had wins, but there is definitely more room for closing the chasm. For one, this is the type of issue where data cannot be generalized. Instead, it needs to become more specific - dissected by geographical location, industry, race, and job class. We need to understand the root causes and the why’s before we can fully create a holistic solution.”Read More