I started this piece with a little discomfort writing about a topic that I don’t have personal experience with. I am not a woman (in most definitions of the word), but I was hoping to understand the current state of affairs that women undergo in their daily work routines, and perhaps relate to that state through my own experiences (being a minority in every other way except gender). The topic came to mind as I was flipping through channels and ran across the popular series Mad Men, and it made me think about whether in some circles, going to work is just like an episode of Mad Men for female professionals.
This is less a topic of men versus women as it is a topic [...]
I really want to write a piece about the trend in the workplace to hire the best person for the job regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation. I want to… but I can’t, because the top level of the majority of companies continues to be predominantly white middle age males – and in today’s society, that is a problem. The empowerment of women, especially in today’s competitive economy is an imperative.
Specifically for gender inequality at the top, you would think the percentage adjustment would be in full force since according to the US Department of Labor, women make up approximately 47% of the US workforce, a number which is projected to remain steady [...]