GA + The American Association of University Women (AAUW) are convening aspiring leaders across Atlanta’s tech and business communities to discuss gender equity and activism in the workplace. We realize ‘activism’ is a term you may not hear much when it comes to work, but day to day individuals are taking actions to change workplace culture and increase equity within their organizations.
Why It Matters
Discrimination still exists. Over the past few years, we have seen a rise in unconscious bias and sexual harassment trainings within companies, but there is a lot of work to be done to reach real equity. Women are still woefully underrepresented in top leadership positions. Collectively, working women in the U.S. lose out on $500 billion a year as a result of the persistent gender pay gap. Working mothers and women of color are disproportionately affected by these issues. These disparities do not just hurt women- these are economic security issues that impact everyone.
We are inviting local business leaders to share ways we can all become advocates for gender equity in the workplace. Activism can happen at every level. We all have a role in changing workplace culture. Join us and hear how you can make an impact on women’s equity in your current position! We will discuss topics including:
- Mentorship and sponsorship
- Resource groups
- Negotiating for fair pay
- Supporting parents & caregivers
- And more…
- 6:30pm – Check-in and networking
- 7:00pm – 8:30pm – Panel Discussion