What do we see that tells us we have room to improve our gender equality?
There is always room for improvement. We can always be better. That is why we recommend teams focused on gender equality and diversity & inclusion consistently challenge themselves to be better.
People believe it when they consistently see and hear the same message.
Our brains need to hear something 7 times before we really hear it, or can activate it. Speed that up by engaging in a dialogue about the message. To effectively deliver the message and facilitate this dialogue, get broad input from your team about key areas that are holding the team back from being truly inclusive.
Ask your team:
- What are the barriers and obstacles to achieving gender equality?
- What feedback do we get from women and allies in exit interviews about equality?
- What data or evidence do we have that we are missing the mark (i.e. senior leadership team, pay, promotion, attrition)?
- What gaps do we have to achieving equality?
Most often, I hear that organizations are blind to their own bias and the cultural barriers preventing gender equality. Reflecting on the questions above, challenge yourself to get real about the answers. There are always skeletons in the closet. No organization is perfect. We all have barriers. Read More