New women's resource goup
Who is part of a women's resource group at your company? What do you like most, least?
Now, more than ever, women's networks are a critical resource for employees. Whether or not you're in a male-dominated industry, they can provide a sense of community and a safe space to discuss some of your needs and concerns. I love them because they also have the potential to effect real change in terms of how companies operate (for example, at the NY Times, the women's network wanted to expand the company's maternity leave policy, so they wrote a proposal, brought it to management, and successfully changed the Times' leave policy.) By engaging male allies and company executives, women's groups can be particularly helpful in other areas, too, like implementing more formal mentoring and sponsorship programs (that can in turn help more women get promoted), etc. I'd certainly recommend participating if your company has a women's network!
I'm at a relatively senior level in my career, and I'm getting married. I'd like to change my name...but I'm concerned about how it could affect my "brand." First of all, people inside my company and out already know me by my maiden name...But also, will it affect my career prospects and make it seem like I am too focused on marriage?
There are three men who come up to me and sexually harass me: they call me sweetie, comment on my boobs, say I'm looking fabulous. I'm really scared, please help.
What does it take to get one off the ground successfully? I am thinking of starting one at my company and would love to hear from others about how to encourage as many women at my workplace to join and how to make them engaging and interesting for members. Any ideas for events and programming would be much appreciated!
I have been working for twenty plus years. In the last 5 years I have been under the same boss. This person is very degrading. He usually sets his sites in one particular person and that person is his target. He humiliates, degrades and throws in some swearing. At the end of the meeting you feel like you've been beaten down. Its almost as if it's all a show for the other people. Women seem to be a frequent target. There was a particular incident that he was screaming so loud on the phone that we heard his ranting all through the building. It's not easy to just throw everything you've worked for away and quit but sometimes I think it's cone down to more than simply sucking it up and letting it go. Any thoughts?
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