The #MeToo movement and public conversations around the lack of female leadership or representation in business and technical fields raise concerns that women face every day in the workplace. Women's foundations are fighting for pay equity, paid family and sick leave, an increase in the minimum wage, and other policies that make workplaces more just and safe for women. Some women's foundations offer trainings or toolkits for local employers. Some raise the voices of women to advocate for policies making it easier for women to both work and support their families. This is absolutely central to women's foundations and they approach the work in a variety of ways. Join us during the week of March 26 to hear about our partners impact!
Need ideas on how to create more gender equitable workplaces? Download the Women's Fund of Rhode Island's free toolkit at http://www.wfri.org/research !
The toolkit identifies best practices in promoting gender diversity in the workplace, based on policy, research and interviews with employers. The report includes: 1) Recruiting Women to the Workplace, 2) Hiring and Promoting Women in the Workplace and 3) Keeping Women in the Workplace. Under each heading are specific methods businesses can use to address diversity challenges, listed by the level of resource investment required.