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Disparity between genders in the workplace takes various shapes. In the United States, women make about 80 cents to every man’s dollar, and more than 90% of Fortune 500 CEOs are men. Often, the sexism even spreads to women themselves, leading them to doubt their capabilities and judge their female colleagues. The gender-equality nonprofit Lean In offers concrete suggestions for women to empower one another and themselves at work. Although Lean In wrote this piece for women, both male and female workers at all career stages will find its suggestions applicable.

 

In this summary, you will learn

  • What inequalities women face in the workplace,
  • How women can stand up for their female colleagues and themselves, and
  • How women can counteract sexist assumptions.
 

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Lean In is a nonprofit founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg that pushes women to succeed in their careers.

 

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Women can stick up for one another to fight prejudice at work. These solutions will help women fight disparity and empower female colleagues as well as themselves:


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