Women continue to encounter challenges in many facets of society — especially when it comes to advancing in the workplace. Knowing that this bias exists isn’t enough, action is needed to level the playing field.
The issue has great resonance and significance at Harappa. Not only are we led by a female CEO — Shreyasi Singh — the organization, from the composition of its workforce and faculty to the marquee Women’s Leadership Program and ‘What Women in Leadership Need’ survey, has always strived to make office tables more diverse, equitable and inclusive.
And so, on the heels of International Women’s Day on March 8, we would like to share with you a behavior experiment that we conducted to assess how aware men are about this problem at the workplace. We would also like to call upon people to pledge to take steps that break stereotypes and uplift one another, irrespective of any gender bias. Make the pledge here.
“Here we are in 2022, and in spite of the progress made over the past few years, things still aren’t always equal in the office, the boardroom, or even the breakout room,” says Shreyasi Singh, founder & CEO, Harappa.
“From giving women credit for their own ideas to calling out unacceptable behavior, there’s much more needed to make them feel valued and respected at the workplace. And Harappa’s ‘Break the Bias’ pledge is just one of many gestures to creating a meaningful impact.”
(We got this information in a press release).