Women-Only Leadership Training: Why it Matters

Posted Posted in Gender Bias, Leadership Skills, Training, Women in Leadership

One piece of the gender parity puzzle that we concentrate on at Orange Grove Consulting is women’s leadership development. The most common response we receive: “Isn’t separating out women exclusive and unfair? Men don’t get that opportunity.”  I recently spoke at the Society for Women Engineers’ annual conference. Engineering is extremely male-dominated (only 18 – 20 % of engineering students […]

Dispelling the Top 5 Myths About Women in the Workplace

Posted Posted in Gender Bias, Gender Equity, Gender Parity, Women in Leadership

By Kelly Watson and Jodi Detjen Myths are stories we believe are true but are in fact not. In our research, and work with companies and women, we’ve consistently found that women are being held back because of myths. These assumptions keep women from advancing in their careers and in the leadership pipeline. We want […]

I’m Tired of Walking on Eggshells – Diversity Fatigue: What it is and How to Avoid it

Posted Posted in Diversity, Gender Bias, Inclusion, Inclusivity, Leadership Skills, Managers, Men

One of the most discouraging things for a Diversity and Inclusion leader to overhear is frustration expressed that including diversity in the workplace is “too hard” or worse, that “we’ve gone too far.”  The fervor around the Kavanagh hearings, which has some fearing a massive wave of false accusations and the firing of NBC’s Megan […]

How to Get More Women Into Leadership? Give Men Time Off

Posted Posted in Gender Bias, Gender Equity, Men, Promotion, Women in Leadership

By Jodi Detjen, Managing Partner Adapted from Blog written for Bright Horizons There’s plenty in the news about getting more women into leadership. But, increasingly, companies are dialing into the reality that gender equity is not going to change until men are involved as well. A key ingredient? Paternity leave. Yes, it seems like a […]

Sexual Harassment is a Sign You Have a Gender Power Gap in Your Organization

Posted Posted in Gender Bias, Gender Equity, Harassment, Men

By Kelly Watson, Managing Partner By now, you can’t have missed the growing swell of #me too revelations that many, if not most women have experienced. Women are collectively sharing some degree of harassment in the workplace because of their gender.  Whether it be “micro-aggressions” – jokes, hints, or jabs intended to make women uncomfortable […]