Women in Business Articles

What to Do When You Encounter Sexism at Work: Micro-Inclusions

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Confronting someone’s sexism, negative, or biased behavior is difficult. One of the best ways to make it a little easier is to be prepared with what you want to say/do if you do experience or witness a microaggression. I like to call these actions micro-inclusions…

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5 Examples of Microaggressions in the Workplace

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Often called “death by a thousand cuts,” microaggressions are subtle and not-so-subtle actions or comments around race or gender. Here are five common examples of microaggressions that happen every day in the workplace…

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How Can We Engage More Men? Questions from Harvard Business School’s Dynamic Women in Business Conference

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I did not anticipate the top questions women wanted answers to when I moderated a panel on Advocating for Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard Business School’s Dynamic Women in Business Conference. The panelists: Betty Thompson, Chief People Officer at Booz Allen Hamilton; Jeffrey Siminoff, Inclusion & Diversity Consultant, Former Head of I&D at Morgan Stanley, […]

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How the Six Success Habits Changed One Woman’s Life

Dear Rania, My name is Alina Komisar from Kyiv, Ukraine. In March 2018 you led a training session at America House Ukraine for women. With this letter I would love to thank you for the positive changes your energy and ideas brought in my life. When I met you, I was in sort of a depression […]

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7 Ways to Recruit More Women in Tech

If you create more inclusive hiring processes they will pay dividends for your business success. Here are seven ways recruiting tips you can’t afford to ignore…

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5 Ways to Prioritize Diversity & Inclusion at Work

A manager’s role is to build a high-performing team, which by definition is a diverse team. For a host of reasons, many highly qualified people–including people from certain cultures, ethnicity, countries, women, introverts–don’t actively put themselves forward for assignments or recognition. Consider these five steps for your own workplace…

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Male Allies: 6 Ways to Be an Ally To Women at Work

Note from Rania: Rachana Bhide, Global Talent Lead: Bloomberg Engineering and a news presenter for Bloomberg Radio London founded The Corner of the Court, a website for women share positive experiences with male allies to encourage more men to play a visible and active role in the way they work and lead with women. She shared with […]

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4 Female Immigrant Entrepreneurs Making Their Mark in the United States

The Way WoMen Work was initially created as a resource and network for business women and entrepreneurs in emerging economies. But, during a time when the plight and role of immigrants in the U.S. is under assault, it is impossible for us not to make connections between the immigrant women in the diaspora and their […]

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3 Women That Every Male Leader Should Know

3 Women Every Male Leader Should Know gender parity Rania Anderson

Savvy business leaders now know what the research reveals: everyone wins when a company and its leadership achieves gender parity. They also know that to get there, you have to change how you work in partnership with women. Three leading women experts are challenging the way we’ve traditionally thought about and addressed this topic. Elisabeth Kelan, PhD, Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, […]

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Don’t Rescue Women: Be a Reciprocal Mentor

How and Why Men Should Mentor Women.

When women are mentored by men, they make more money, receive more promotions, and report greater satisfaction with their career trajectories. As importantly, cross-gender reciprocal mentorship relationships are also beneficial for men’s careers. For both men and women to benefit, you’ll need to change the standard approach of a mentor being an all-knowing guru who dispenses […]

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