Gender equality in the workplace? Women's rights are slowly rising? Regardless of gender, only ability? These seemingly ordinary conditions, for some women, are really just a vision, not a daily life. In fact, they are still discriminated against because of their gender, they are seen and neglected.
Imagine that you're a working woman who does your best in the workplace, and it's not easy to finally get a chance to lead the project team. Just as you're going to play what you've learned, someone tells you in person, "This project should be led by a man, and that will make everything go smoothly." At this point, what do you think?
Gender equality in the workplace? Women's rights are slowly rising? Regardless of gender, only ability? These seemingly ordinary conditions, for some women, are still a vision, not a daily life. In fact, they are still discriminated against because of their gender, they are seen and neglected. According to the latest Women's Force Survey 2020, more than four in ten women are dissatisfied with the current state of the workplace and expect a diverse workplace environment.
Ultimate Software, a Florida-based technology software company, interviewed female employees of the company and heard sexist comments in the workplace. And with "#IWasTold" (I was told) as a community slogan, calling on more women to come forward and share their personal experiences. What was women ever told? What does this society expect them to look like? How do they see these expectations themselves? (Recommended reading:"If you believe in equality, you are a feminist" Women's Day London Live! Emma Watson's 10 wonderful gender manifestos )
I've been said: I only have a pretty face, no professional ability
Reanna Gilenson, a product manager at Ultimate Software, shared that when someone said to her, "You've got a face," she thought, "That's not true, I have a lot of things." It was the most important moment of her life, and from that moment on, she went from being a shy person to someone who knew how to express her dissatisfaction. "I'll say it out loud, so loud that even if people don't want to hear it, I'll hear it." Because my voice is important, my opinion is also very important. 」
If you also want to break a woman's long-term "silence" and think that their voice is important, it is recommended that you read "Women's Confessions: A History of the Most Dangerous Forces and Silences".
I've said: women shouldn't work in technology, women don't understand
Montra Ellis says she's been working on software technology for years, but there are still people who try to tell her, "You don't know technology at all," "You're not visionary enough," and "You're not good enough," and she's repeatedly proven her ability. "Later on, I realized that negative criticism doesn't matter at all, that while other people's opinions allow you to look at yourself and the way forward, you should finally be true to yourself." 」
If you're subjected to enough negative criticism and want to be tied up and be yourself, recommend you to read "Becoming Me Like This: Michelle. Obama.
I've been told: the best designers are all boys (meaning girls aren't good designers)
Christie Lemon, who served as creative director, was despised for his design skills while working for other companies. But after entering Ultimate Software, she found that in a company that respects diversity, "labels" such as where you come from, your gender, really don't matter. That won't affect other people working with you. Everyone is focused on doing a good job, no exception.
If you're not convinced of the baseless label, and want to prove your ability through your job, you're recommended to read "You can't just be an office worker".
I've said: You can't go into the family and go into the workplace at the same time.
Pragya Malhotra, a product manager, says she often hears people say, "You can't go into your family and you can go into the workplace at the same time." But she was not bound by pregnancy and led a team of 42 men in software development at 37 weeks of pregnancy. "Leading a diverse team doesn't make me feel weird, and even creates more memes." (Recommended reading: Women's faces disappear in global advertising on International Women's Day)
If you become a mother, carrymore and more responsibility, a little miss the former free self, recommend you to read the "daughter's resignation letter."
I've said: You can't be yourself at the same time, and you can be successful.
Felicia Alvaro, chief financial officer, says that when women want to be themselves in the workplace, they don't have to be recognized, and there's a potential for sour talk. "I've heard people say to me that you can't be yourself at the same time, and you can be successful. 」
If you feel like being yourself is the most important thing in your life, it's recommended that you read "A Job, Called Life."
In a world where patriarchy is still present, we have more or less heard statements that negate women's achievements and ignore women's efforts. But this film tells us that women will not be swayed by "untrue" statements. We know our worth clearly and believe that we don't just see it on the surface.
We were told it was impossible, but we didn't care, but it couldn't be ourselves.