Event

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 6:30pm

GA + AAUW PRESENT | EQUITY IN THE WORKPLACE

Location: 
General Assembly
125 Summer Street, 13th Floor
Boston, MA
Organization: 
General Assembly

GA + The American Association of University Women (AAUW) are convening aspiring leaders across Boston’s tech and business communities to discuss equity and activism in the workplace. We realize ‘activism’ is a term you may not hear much when it comes to work, but day to day individuals are taking actions to change workplace culture and increase equity within their organizations.

Why It Matters
Discrimination still exists. Over the past few years, we have seen a rise in unconscious bias and sexual harassment trainings within companies, but there is a lot of work to be done to reach real equity. Women are still woefully underrepresented in top leadership positions. Collectively, working women in the U.S. lose out on $500 billion a year as a result of the persistent gender pay gap. Working mothers and women of color are disproportionately affected by these issues.

These disparities do not just hurt women- these are economic security issues that impact everyone.

Takeaways
We are inviting local business leaders to share ways we can all become advocates for equity in the workplace. Activism can happen at every level. We all have a role in changing workplace culture. Join us and hear how you can make an impact on equity in your current position!

We will discuss topics including:

  • Building an inclusive workplace
  • Mentorship and sponsorship
  • Resource groups
  • Negotiating for fair pay
  • Supporting parents & caregivers
  • And more...

Schedule

  • 6:30pm - Check-in and networking
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm - Panel Discussion
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