In her article, “Lean In: What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?” Sheryl Sandberg discusses the issue of women’s equality and success in the workplace. She states that women are told they won’t become as successful as their male counterparts, and ironically that becomes true. Sandberg also discusses women and their struggles of balancing personal lives and work. Although the article may seem slightly monotonous, the author appears extremely credible and reliable because of her use of references to pop culture, use of personal stories, and exceptional use of facts. While reading the article Sandberg wrote, I found myself to become bored at times.
“Women 's Suffrage Movement, women 's economic roles increased in society. Since there was more educational opportunities for women it led more and more women to sense their potential for meaningful professional careers” (Women’s Suffrage Movement vs. Women’s Rights Movement in the 1800s). Therefor women have had to work to make their mark on society. This shows that women can make their way to the top no matter how unfair they are treated. Aladeselu said ¨We empower women when we give them sense of self worth, treat them as equal humans as men, not as property that can be inherited, disposed off at will, not as a slave” (Women contribute a lot to to the society if empowered).
The positions that females had were more likely to be chief information officer or human resources officer. The study determined that very little progress was made even in large leading hospitals in the nation, to close gender gaps in healthcare leadership. In fact, the top hospitals in the country should be leaders in closing the gaps and provide a good example of women in high ranking chief positions. (Lantz, 2008) In addition, there is less diversity in pay rates and on surveys that are self-reported, women healthcare executives earn lower salaries as men who are in similar positions. 29 of women said that gender played a vital role in receiving lower compensations in 2006, whereas 1 percent of men said the same.
So, you may have heard that women earn 79 cents for every dollar that a male makes. But, what exactly does that mean? Well, gender pay gap is defined as the variation in pay between men and women. Women usually are paid less to do the same work. Gender pay gap is a hardship that women of all ethnicities encounter in the workplace.
Women who work full-time make only seventy-seven cents for every dollar a man who works full-time makes. This difference is known as the, ‘gender wage-gap.’ Due to this gap, full-time women employees are presented with less money and job opportunities. The stereotype behind all of this is that, ‘women aren’t worth as much as men.’ This stereotype is entirely outdated and insulting. The stereotype that women aren’t worth as much as men, is false. Currently, more women attend college than men, are just as qualified to work the same jobs as men and can perform the same tasks any man can.
In the second decade of the 21st century, the few women that make it to the top as still seen as “the exception” and according to research this is a “pipeline problem”. Overall, women form a significant part of the labour force, but the pipeline breaks somewhere between middle management and the c-suite (the top executives). This break in the pipeline is caused by various issues including organizations failing to recognize and identify their own glass ceilings and developing appropriate solutions that not only destroy the glass ceiling but also rectify their leadership pipelines. Most importantly, the presence of high-status female managers has a huge impact on gender inequality in the workplace, women in positions of authority get to make decisions on issues including gender pay gap and diversified hiring practices. However, this break in the pipeline limits women’s access to leadership positions and “employees just don’t see enough women in leadership positions at their companies” (Coffman,
Eleanor Roosevelt’s overall belief is that someday a woman may be able to be president, but the woman of her time were not ready. She said, “Time will show, I think that women are capable of attending to detail and are able to think clearly even when their emotions are involved, but until this has been proved, there is little use in pushing women into positions which will be made untenable for them by prejudice.” It has been decades since this quote was said and I believe it is time for women to pursue the election. Later on Roosevelt commented “...we shall, I believe, have to reach the point in industry and in government where the sex line is practically removed.” I don’t necessarily think the sex line is removed but the line is certainly
2459256 Unit 1 essay option three Ultimately, society tends to figure itself out, albeit sometimes solutions to certain issues take a longer route to achieve resolution. Even in the United States, the land of the free, and the hub of “equality,” women are discriminated against due to a history of discrimination that women are inferior to men. Sarah Grimké a nineteenth century feminist states: “there is [a] way in which the general opinion, that women are inferior to men, is manifested, that bears with tremendous effect on the laboring class, and indeed on almost all who are obliged to earn a subsistence, whether it be by mental or physical exertion- I allude to the disproportionate value set on the time and labor of men and of women” (p. 49) In other words men make significantly more for services than men. This discrimination is cross cultural, as in it spans throughout history and it is even still prevalent. Women have fought valiantly against the discrimination throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century by
Today, many women are relied on for holding some of the most successful job positions in the country. In Sheryl Sandberg's article, Lean In: What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid, she attempts to convey her opinions on feminism, as well as her problems with the way women are perceived in today's society. Sandberg, highly regarded for her position as Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, writes as a renown and successful woman. Sandberg's ability to use the rhetorical appeals, Ethos, Pathos, and Logos for her means of persuasion, creates a complex perspective between her targeted audience and those she is not targeting.
Thus, women must learn some negotiating skills that will help them achieve a better salary that they deserve. Negotiating doesn’t have to feel like a risk. Knowing what your skills are worth, making clear what you bring to the table, emphasizing common goals and maintaining a positive attitude are some negotiation tactics that have been shown to be effective for women. Law: Salaries must be based on the employee’s qualifications and tasks, and must not be affected by the employee’s gender. This law must help in minimizing the wage gap, in which salaries will no more be based on the gender of the employee.
She questions the gender inequality due to her belief that women are qualified and deserve more. This work is intended to influence the women in society and inspire them to expand themselves as she did, and the men who hold traditionalist views that depict women at a lower standard (POV). In document 11, Chatelet demonstrates the effort that women are capable of devoting in the name of reason, she states “ Do not reproach me for my work on translating Newton’s Principia. Never have I made a greater sacrifice to Reason.”(Doc 11). She shows that if the time and devotion is placed into to doing something, then outstanding work can be