In line with this year’s International Women’s Day theme #ChooseToChallenge, we wanted to delve deeper into gender stereotypes that persist in the workplace and offer suggestions for how to challenge them on a daily basis.
Businesses are investing in their people, but neglecting to address the issues of why women are leaving the workforce, and why women continue to be underrepresented in business at the senior level. The question is no longer why are women exiting the workforce, but rather, what can employers do to attract and retain talented women in their businesses.
Despite the fact that women represent almost half of today's workforce, senior roles are still dominated by men. Mentoring can be a highly effective strategy to support women including those who are keen to develop their career and take on senior positions within an organization.
Robert Walters Los Angeles recruiters Saswat Nanda and Courtney Lucas organized a virtual roundtable to discuss unique experiences in ecommerce during the COVID-19 pandemic among Los Angeles startups. The discussion was led by Ryan Dell, Global Marketing, Turtle Beach and Emily Jordan, VP of Marketing at Willow Innovations, Inc. You can watch the full recording of the webinar, here.
As a recruitment business, we are in a unique position to help drive the momentum forward by educating our own recruiters on how best to advise the businesses we work with to build more diverse teams. By having conversations around unconscious bias, we create awareness and understanding which fosters a more inclusive environment. While like everyone, we are still learning and educating ourselves about how to create a truly equitable workplace, here is one of the many conversations we are currently having.
This year has proven to be an enormous challenge for businesses and business leaders globally. We interviewed Tasso Roumeliotis, Founder & CEO of Bay Area startup NumberAI to find out how he and his co-founders have kept their team going strong and their approach towards the new normal.