Women face significant barriers to advancement at work.
- Only 4% of Fortune 500 CEOs and 14% of Fortune 500 senior executives are women.
- Only 20% of IT jobs are held by women.
- Only 5% of tech start ups are owned by women.
·Women face significant stereotypes and biases that keep them from getting funding, getting hired, staying in jobs, advancing the workplace, and building better companies.
Gender diverse companies do better.
- They are 15% more likely to outperform their peers financially.
- They are better at attracting and maintaining exceptional female talent.
- They have a better public image.
- They are rated as better places to work— Fortune Magazine now rates the 100 Best Places to Work for Women, and their ratings of the best places to work overall include evaluations of companies’ diversity practices.
The stereotypes we have about men aren’t so great either—for individuals and organizations.
- The highest suicide rates are among middle-aged men, and adhering to the male gender role exacerbates this risk.
- Being confined to the male gender role is associated with heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.
- It’s also associated with anger management problems.
- Being forced to conform to typical notions of masculinity can hinder organizational success.
Gender stereotypes undermine the success of both individuals and organizations. It's time to overhaul this entire broken way of thinking, and engage men in the conversation every bit as much as we're engaging women. Besides, given what we know about the dangers of the male gender role, it would be a huge missed opportunity not to address that part of the problem. Gender ReBrand takes a holistic approach, re-writing our entire faulty system of gender to form a culture where gender prescriptions don’t undermine individual or organizational success.