Women may hold the vast majority of staff jobs in the non-profit sector, but female leadership is sorely lacking at the senior management level. Of the top 50 leadership positions in the sector, men hold 62 per cent and women 38 per cent, according to a recent national Non-profit Employment Trends Survey.
Here’s a conundrum: do expectations drive outcomes or do outcomes shape expectations?
It is a new corporate reality that in order to retain talented women, companies must offer flexible work arrangements. These practices – from variable hours to telecommuting and part-time employment – enable workers, women and men alike, to strike a better balance between office obligations and home life.
On Monday June 6, the UK government’s Department for Education published its “independent review of the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood”, titled Letting Children be Children.
In The Social Network, David Fincher’s film, few women players are more than sex toys for the male protagonists, with the possible exception of Erica Albright, Mark Zuckerberg’s on/off girlfriend. Whether or not the film presents an accurate picture of Facebook’s birth, gender does appear to be an issue for technology companies.