Women have been disadvantaged because men have been favoured throughout history....

Women have been disadvantaged because men have been favoured throughout history....

As a Diversity Specialist I am continually disappointed by the lack of understanding of why women are disadvantaged at work and in society. The way work is set up favours men, the differential way men and women are discussed for recruitment and promotion favours men. The language used to describe how men and women operate favours men. Many men in positions of power come from families where their mothers were home makers, their wives love that role too - they genuinely don't understand why other women want to be their equal in work...... until their daughters start to educate them. There are so many other examples and unintended biases that impact women in all areas of life. What is needed is more information in the public arena about these issues - discussion, understanding, sponsorship (by senior men of women) will all help. We can all work on fixing this and I am proud to be a part of the solution.


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