The Sum — The Meaning of This Week By Gloria Feldt

Seeing women in powerful, responsible roles of all kinds helps bit by bit to normalize the idea of leadership gender parity and power sharing. And it gives both girls and boys ideas about roles they can play in real life as well as at recess.

Cracking the code of the insidious implicit biases that remain in the workforce isn’t easy but let’s give some kudos to companies like Pinterest that found that to make diversity work, they must be very explicit about their goals, talk about their reasons and results repeatedly, broaden their pool of candidates by hiring smart people from related fields who could be trained to take on their needed technical roles, and demonstrating with transparent metrics that all kinds of diversity, including age, gender, and culture, makes hiring more efficient not less.



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