Inclusion is the Key to Retaining Female Employees - Patricia Golden Webb

  1. Start with C-level commitments: Important decisions made for the company take place at the C-level. It is critical that this level of the organization has a strong commitment to making improvements and is communicating these changes to the entire organization.
  2. Understand intersectionality: Companies need to avoid the common mistake of viewing women as a whole. There are several different groups of women and you must take into consideration different factors that makeup women — race, ethnicity, geography, sexual orientation, etc. By applying intersectional lenses to your organization, it ensures your actions will effectively increase inclusion for all groups within the greater group of women.
  3. Focus on behaviors that increase inclusion for women employees: “Companies should embrace the value of growth opportunities and feedback for all, train leadership and others to recognize biases, sponsor women throughout the organization, and show them clear career paths.”

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