Workplace Inequity Quiz
American Women Face Workplace Inequality
The data collected showed that women are feeling isolated, being denied promotions,
earning less than their male counterparts despite working the same job, being treated as though they are not competent and are not being entrusted with significant projects.
This survey data was collected the summer before the #metoo movement shocked the nation, sending a prominent message to leaders across all industries that enough is enough and that “staying silent” was not an option any longer.
“[Society] is like a bird that has two wings,” Aide Cuenca, international graduate assistant and student at Cabrini University said. “If one wing is not doing well, if one wing breaks and it’s been hurting then the bird will never be able to fly. So our society needs both wings, needs boys and girls that are good, that aren’t hurt in order to fly. Our society needs men and women that help each other and protect each other in order to build a better world.”
If women do in fact make up “half of the sky” why is it that they are not being treated as such?
According to the World Health Organization, 58 percent of the world’s population will spend one-third of their adult life working.
The conditions of one’s working environment has the ability to significantly affect the well-being, working capacity and even lifespan of working individuals, according to WHO.
This means that as a society, we must work together to ensure that all individuals feel safe, respected and welcome in the environments that they choose to work and that all organizations are being held accountable to work towards a better tomorrow.
By Molly Seaman