Women and men are different. And maybe that’s a good thing.
Madam CEO, Get Me a Coffee: Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant on Women Doing ‘Office Housework’
If you missed this one in the 2/1/15 Sunday New York Times, it is worth reading. It turns out that stereotypical female caretaking behavior happens at work, and that women do most of the business version of housework such as taking notes, cleaning up, and keeping peace, and making sure everyone is doing okay.
It also turns out that this makes a huge difference for the company and the people who work there, but until now, has not been considered as “value” for promotions, raises, and general appreciation. In other words, it’s taken for granted
Enough With the Stats About Women & Work by Susan LaMotte in Time Magazine (We are lucky to have LaMotte as one of our writers too.)
LaMotte explains that not all women have the same issues and concerns with work and that it might just be a good idea to actually find out what the women at our company really need to do great work.
Women Working 1890-1930 by Harvard University Library Open Collections Program
This is a wonderful resource of photographs, historic documents, manuscripts, and information about what it was like to be a woman who works at the turn of the 20th Century. I especially loved the images of women at work.
Personal Questions: Women and Work by Heather Bussing
My take on what it’s been like as a working woman starting after birth control but before sexual harassment through being told to Lean In.
Our Glass Ovaries by Heather Bussing
“(T)he answer is not to outman the men. We have to quit trying to beat them at their own game, and stop trying to succeed in systems that don’t really work for anyone, including most of the men.
Instead, we need to redesign work so it actually works for the way we live our lives.”
And of course, here is the first 5 Links: Woman & Work from March 2013.
I’m still thinking about it.