‘Centuries of male-dominated cultures, processes and policies need to be shaken up. I’m not blaming men here. It’s a historical situation that has evolved over time and today the priority is about levelling up the playing field.’
Joy Burnford’s book, Don’t Fix Women, is reviewed in The Globe and Mail
Do women become less “nice” in middle age? It would appear that we think so. And that throws an additional wrench into our efforts to develop more gender-balanced leadership teams. A gender stereotype we hold is that women are kinder and more warm-hearted, nicer and less aggressive, compared with men.
‘This book is exactly what is says it is: a very practical guide to the structural issues in workplaces and society that have blocked women’s progress, and a toolkit with ideas for fixing them. The USP of this book, distinguishing it from many others in the same genre, is the inclusion of case studies and tips from many senior UK business leaders.’
Joy Burnford’s book, Don’t Fix Women, is reviewed in Financial Times Business Books: What to read this month.
‘…employers and managers need to adjust the work environment through three cultural frameworks — flexibility, allyship and coaching — to enable all employees to stay and thrive in work’
Joy Burnford, author of Don’t Fix Women, is interviewed by Karen Mangia as part of Authority Magazine’s series about “How Employers and Employees are Reworking Work Together,”
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