Most clients come to Borderless with a genuine desire to build diverse and diversity-capable leadership teams. That is, after all, our expertise. And at the top of their concern? Women in leadership.
Despite often well-intentioned initiatives on women and their careers, many companies still fall short of their goals. Rosalie Harrison explores some of the more common issues that we see plaguing the advancement of talented women.
By Rosalie Harrison
A 2023 study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology revealed that cultures where “follow your passion” is common career advice have greater gender disparities in academia and the workplace because women are more inclined to choose roles that align with traditionally feminine characteristics and interests.
Psychological safety at work? Depends on who you are and the environment your employer creates. Data from The Courage Collective suggests that on average, whereas 87% of White men feel safe voicing dissenting opinions at work, only 67% of Black women feel the same.
Most people believe in promoting DEI in the workplace. But implicit and unconscious biases — not to mention the constant juggling of priorities required at work — can lead to inequitable decision-making. In this article, drawing on recent research, the authors suggest that this problem can be addressed by making DEI more immediately obvious.