Here’s a look at our power-packed panel for today!
Join the #Tweetchat "Workplace Equity : Empowering a gender diverse workforce" on Mar 8, 10 AM EDT to discuss the benefits of a gender-blind ecosystem. Tune in at https://t.co/Xbo5NaTJzd for #STinsights from our panel of experts. #BreakTheBias pic.twitter.com/76xr7tdlZi— CIO Straight Talk (@CIOStraightTalk) March 6, 2022
So let’s begin by understanding our panel’s views on the progress so far…
Just 30 minutes to go for the #Tweetchat on “Workplace Equity: Empowering a gender-diverse workforce” with #STinsights of an amazing panel of experts. Visit https://t.co/Xbo5NaTbJF to join the discussion at 10 AM EDT. #BreakTheBias pic.twitter.com/7ffhKxaliE— CIO Straight Talk (@CIOStraightTalk) March 8, 2022
Q1 Thru increased and sustained support/visibility for gender equality, bringing additional thinking/initiatives to educate, recruit, retain, reward, promote women. We've organized 2 support one another, fighting 4 diversity in ALL forms #STinsights #BreaktheBias https://t.co/Sl6KsT2uiT— Judith Rothrock (@JudithRothrock) March 8, 2022
But progress in #genderequality has been too slow and uneven - and has in some places seen a tremendous setback partly because of #covid19, partly because of conservative backlash on #womensrights. @CIOStraightTalk #STinsights #IWD2022— Katja Iversen (@Katja_Iversen) March 8, 2022
The needle is indeed moving slowly. And the pandemic could be a huge reason if not the only one. What do you think?
Q1 A lot is being done in organizations and yet the needle is moving slowly. The question should be, are those efforts enough? The gender gap starts very early in schools and it widens. We need society , social construct to be the catalyst as well. @CIOStraightTalk #STinsights https://t.co/rzRxFTiCnN— Meenakshi Iyer (@IyerMeens) March 8, 2022
Q2 @CIOStraightTalk: Pandemic not helping #genderequality: pressure in balancing work / home unequally divided. Thus #Paygap remained steady, difference in the average hrs slightly diminished. @pewresearch https://t.co/MQp0COoCj6 #STinsights— Päivi Allenius (@PaiviAllenius) March 8, 2022
Q2 The massive load of care giving and domestic work has disproportionately been borne by women while the internet had fun with memes of men distressed while performing domestic chores. @CIOStraightTalk #STinsights https://t.co/zQBEHhNsmB— Meenakshi Iyer (@IyerMeens) March 8, 2022
We cannot change what we are not aware of. And once we are aware, we cannot help but change. This quote is the perfect introduction for our next question!
Q2 According to @McKinsey the pandemic has regressive effect on gender equality as women’s jobs are 1.8 times 📈 vulnerable. Women’s employment is 📉 faster than average also due to the burden of unpaid care - & violence against women is 📈 @CIOStraightTalk #STinsights https://t.co/SDbvDx7FCg pic.twitter.com/rhnCe7sPfQ— Åshild Hanne Larsen (@AshildHanne) March 8, 2022
#STinsights Q3, It is not so much industry specific, as we see some of the best companies in typical male oriented organizations driving really successful gender diversity programs and so much depends on the companies culture and commitment to D&I change. @CIOStraightTalk #OneHCL https://t.co/WoommB8UJj— Marianne Roling (@MarianneRoling) March 8, 2022
Q.3 Cybersecurity needs attention. The stats are improving but without consistency in measurement, TBH we're not really sure. All we know is there are around 24% of women performing these roles. 13% of #CISOs. Brain drain is a huge threat & no data related to gender. #STinsighs https://t.co/MgHaDHuS9c— Jane Frankland (@JaneFrankland) March 8, 2022
We truly hope these insights will help start the right conversations in these fields and do their part to break the bias!
Q3 In @Equinor, focus on diversity focus & policies have increased the # of women in general & in leadership, but on an energy industry level there is still major work to do to with only 22% females according to https://t.co/evMmbku6SB @CIOStraightTalk #STinsights https://t.co/0f0VYFh1MP pic.twitter.com/ra9KeWC8DW— Åshild Hanne Larsen (@AshildHanne) March 8, 2022
Q4 - You see leaders walking the talk . The male leaders don’t participate in panels where there is no diversity . Gender neutral language is promoted. Differences are celebrated. @CIOStraightTalk #STInsights https://t.co/3IfdHaBF6n— Meenakshi Iyer (@IyerMeens) March 8, 2022
Q4/A4: It starts at the top. The CEO and whole C-Suite need to walk the talk and take the lead. Getting bigger gender diversity at all levels is not a HR fix - it is a CEO responsibility. @CIOStraightTalk #STinsights #IWD2022 #genderequality https://t.co/0l5gtDdFuM— Katja Iversen (@Katja_Iversen) March 8, 2022
Q4 focus on unconscious gender bias thru training training and more training, especially-sensitivity, comms&ldrship styles, cultural awareness and gender differences. Confirm gender neutral policies.Understand/Celebrate diversity & make it mandatory #STinsights #BreaktheBias https://t.co/jVCmPRRjPa— Judith Rothrock (@JudithRothrock) March 8, 2022
Over to our final question of the day on empowering a gender-diverse workforce!
A4: The answer is simple, gender equity is good for business.— Jola Burnett ⚡️ (@JolaBurnett) March 8, 2022
Companies with women on exec committees earn 47% higher RORs. Companies in the top 25% for gender diversity outperform the industry avg. profitability-wise by 27%. Source @McKinsey #STinsights #OneHCL #IWD2022 https://t.co/077BBuqu0H
Q5 #STinsights: To retain women, companies need to add value to working women’s career: flexibility, equitable compensation, providing access to role models & mentors, getting to know unique challenges women-of-color and/or #workingmom face. @CIOStraightTalk https://t.co/808kOWT2EH— Päivi Allenius (@PaiviAllenius) March 8, 2022
And that’s a wrap! A big thank you to the experts who joined us today, making this session an incredibly insightful one for everyone. And while this tweet chat may have come to an end, let us ensure that we continue this conversation in our workplaces and in our societies in order to truly make a difference.
A5 Create and execute a gender balance strategy - and keep people accountable. Invest in mentorship programs and true "allyship" across all levels in the organization. Remove gender stigma, stop attaching gender to a role, e.g. girl boss, female CEO. #STinsights #OneHCL #IWD https://t.co/kDRgczn5Km— Jola Burnett ⚡️ (@JolaBurnett) March 8, 2022
A big thank you to our Power Panel for their #STinsights and those who joined us for this exclusive #Tweetchat #BreakTheBias @AshildHanne @JaneFrankland @JolaBurnett @JudithRothrock @Katja_Iversen @MarianneRoling @IyerMeens @PaiviAllenius pic.twitter.com/8FxwkwHrRY— CIO Straight Talk (@CIOStraightTalk) March 8, 2022