Gender in the WorkSPACE

HR ShopTalk

Nov 23 2021 • 31 mins

The concepts of gender are embedded deeply and inconspicuously into every aspect of our lives including our worklives.  It isn’t just gender  - expectations of around diversity (or a lack thereof) are everywhere as well. This conversation sheds light on why EDI is hard and how exclusion persists.

Alicia Bjarnason studied a concept called 'gendered space'.  She got curious when, during her STEM  career, she looked around and wondered where all the women went. So we talk about her expertise, what makes work 'space' inviting or excluding, and how we need to approach change.