Bridging the Gender Gap: Learn how to bring about a more balanced distribution of men and women in your organisation

For the benefit of your organisation’s performance.

Gender gaps are bad for business, the economy and for governance

Bridging the Gender Gap challenges everyone to make the changes necessary to achieve a more equal distribution of men and women in positions of power and leadership in all sectors of economic and political life. The book shows how seven popular myths about men, women, business and leadership not only perpetuate the gender gap, but are bad for business, bad for the economy and bad for governance.

The book presents compelling cases showing that many people in positions of power and influence do not believe they can or should do anything to help close the gender gap. They tend to believe that they are up against unbeatable forces of nature, society, the Market – or a combination of all three. The result of that kind of thinking? A stubbornly persistent gender gap.

Seven guiding principles that will help close the gender gap

Bridging the Gender Gap draws on the latest research on gender in sociology, psychology, history, economics, management, politics, law and philosophy to dismantle the seven myths perpetuating the behaviors and beliefs that prevent us from closing the gender gap. Based on this research and our own case studies, we provide seven principles to guide and empower individual decisions, action and behavior that will help narrow or even close the gender gap in leadership and employment.

Praise for Bridging the Gender Gap

“A must read for business managers. Carefully argued and cooly presented, Roseberry and Roos offer proof that diversity and gender balance ‘pay off’ in terms of enhanced workplace culture and a company’s bottom line.”

Londa Schiebinger

Director, EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering and Environment Project and Professor of History Science, Stanford University

“Too often achieving parity for women is positioned as a ‘do good’ action – and nothing is wrong with that. But, by acting on the guiding principles in Bridging the Gender Gap, it moves from doing good to actually make organizations thrive and grow… and unleashed the power of an economic future that will benefit all.”

Rick Goings

Chairman & CEO, Tupperware Brands Corporation and Founding Member of UN Women Private Sector Leadership Advisory Council

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