Gender Diversity and Inclusion

Gender equality and gender equity is important in all aspects of our daily lives. In the workplace, we are looking for the same upward mobility in our job roles regardless of our cultural background. We are looking for the same opportunity to apply ourselves in our job roles regardless of our gender.

Gender roles and what is mutually desired is a much clearer discussion on how each gender can support each other in their desire for upward mobility. What does that mean? It means that men and women need each others support to be successful in the workplace. Men and women are different in the way they think and behave.

How do we capture the essence of the differences so that it is beneficial to the communities that we serve? In the gender community of practice, the culture awareness allows for men and women to support the professional goals of equality and equity in the types of jobs, same opportunities for growth to higher-ranking management, line of business and executive suite roles if desired. It also means the same pay rate for the same education and experience.

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There is much written on women in leadership and for the quest of upward mobility in job roles. Yes and there is less written about men in leadership, yet there is a need for men in leadership roles to understand that women need their help in accomplishing professional development in many needed roles in an organization, and vice versa.

There is also is a win-win for each gender to support each other in their professional development goals. Each of the gender roles has specific skill sets that when combined can provide a much better diverse team. Both gender roles can be tactical and strategic to job roles in their organizations.

We also know that gender equality is also part of the social fabric and regardless of sexual orientation, the male and female within are presence. We are looking for a balance in many aspects of our well-being. We know there is discrimination in roles and in social equity in some areas.

Essentially, men who are in powerful leadership roles, have the power to initiate the change, the question is how they do this? How do they open the discussion to engage, mentor and become more collaborative with their women counterparts? Why is this a win for them?

In gender training we begin by becoming aware of gender issues, specific offerings, including research to help us begin to evolve together in change.

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