“What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same?”
That was the premise behind the Bill Murray movie, Ground Hog Day. No matter what he did, he just wound up reliving February 2nd over and over.
Sometimes, that seems to be the case as we work to combat gender-based bias in the workplace. How do we make progress? How do we avoid having the same conversations next year, the following year and the year after that?
I’d like to share this infographic with you. It’s a great summary of both the problem and the solutions.
The graphic pretty much speaks for itself, but let me quickly highlight how we can get past Gender-Bias Ground Hog Day:
Three Key Players – Working In Tandem
- CEOs are committed to diversity; understand their roles and responsibilities to impact change and their commitment is conveyed throughout the organization
- Managers, mentors and networks all support female talent from the earliest stages of their careers
- Women themselves are intentional about what they need to do and change to achieve their career goals.
Three pillars to Advancing Diversity – All In Play
- Mentoring: Pinpointing and utilizing the right mentors with the women themselves actively engaged in the process
- Education: Women and their managers learning how talented females can impact corporate success
- Networking: pinpointing and engaging corporate-savvy executives to help women achieve their full leadership potential
With these players and these strategies in place, Ground Hog Day could wind up being ONLY about Punxsutawney Phil and Bill Murray. Can’t wait!
Dr. Rosina L. Racioppi
President & CEO
WOMEN Unlimited, Inc.