Thursday, April 20, 2017

To Increase Gender Diversity, We Need to Go Back to School - ENTREPRENEUR

by Susan Duffy 
Originally published: April 19, 2017

B-schools and companies need to stop confining discussions of gender to women-centric events and instead normalize gender diversity throughout their institutions.

When your company’s human resources problems attract the attention of a famous politician, you know you’re in trouble. At a rare public appearance a few weeks ago, Hillary Clinton spoke about the need for more women “at any table . . . where decisions are made” -- and called out Uber by name over those recent accusations of a culture of sexism in its workplace.

Uber’s recently released “diversity report” has done little to assuage the concerns of critics, as it shows that close to 80 percent of the company’s leadership is male. Yet Uber isn’t alone in this regard, and many people have pointed out that its numbers are not that different from those at other tech companies.