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Katharine Zaleski's Blog

Sexual Harassment: It's All About Power (Duh).

Two pieces that summarize this painfully obvious argument.

Today I want to write about power, and how the very imbalance of power at work between genders is what's at the core of the sexual harassment stories coming out. At PowerToFly (plug!) we've been trying to fix that imbalance for over three years. Perhaps our jobs will get easier now that people are waking up to how inequality rots out our institutions and drives away women's voices.

Two pieces I read yesterday, one from Rebecca Traister and another from my friend Katherine Goldstein, clarify this argument really well. Katherine's piece also shares how we can create workplaces that truly support women. I urge you to read it all.

This Moment Isn’t (Just) About Sex. It’s Really About Work - Rebecca Traister

www.thecut.com

..."that this is not, at its heart, about sex at all — or at least not wholly. What it's really about is work, and women's equality in the workplace, and more broadly, about the rot at the core of our power structures that makes it harder for women to do work because the whole thing is tipped toward men."

The News Industry Has a Sexual Harassment Problem. #NowWhat? - Katharine Goldstein

niemanreports.org

"The issue facing journalism is not simply about preventing sexual harassment; it's about also acknowledging that this behavior is often a part of a sexist and unequal work environment. Newsroom cultures need to change in ways that both stop sexual harassment and foster supportive work environments for women."

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Best Work-From-Home Companies 2022

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This year, we prioritized selecting companies that are remote-friendly—meaning they have both remote and in-person roles—but they have made long-term commitments to hiring and supporting employees who choose to work from home; and we think they have the perks, values, and organizational framework to allow all employees to flourish in their careers, regardless of location.

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12 (Inclusive) Holiday Greetings to Use This December

We gathered a year’s worth of holidays in our Diversity and Inclusion Calendar, and here’s a summary of key holidays coming up this month and what you can say to teammates who celebrate them (in ways that are appropriate and not generic!):

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For Hanukkah, which is celebrated from November 28 to December 6:

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Christina S., Deputy Director of the Computer Science Skill Community at the National Security Agency, is a computer scientist by trade and an educator at heart.

Whether she’s volunteering, providing mentorship, or spending time with her husband and two daughters, Christina finds ways to infuse learning in every encounter.

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4 Tips that Helped Capco Partner So Jene Kim Transition from Banking to Consulting

So Jene Kim isn’t afraid of change.

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Unlocking Your Team’s Potential Through Inclusive Leadership

The teams that we are working with in 2021 are more diverse than ever. We all have unique values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds, and behaviors. Our diversity is a strength, and having unique talent and perspectives drives organizational and individual performance forward. However, the real benefits of diversity like innovation, creativity, and financial gain can only be realized in an inclusive environment where individuals feel like they are valued and belong.

How do you set your team up to thrive in an environment where they feel like they belong?

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