Overcome the invisible barriers that hold women back at work
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Based on King’s more than 16 years of research and exclusive interviews with major companies and thought leaders, ‘THE FIX: Overcome the Invisible Barriers that are Holding Women Back at Work’ reveals the truth behind what’s holding women back at work and provides a clear roadmap for women to navigate the flawed workplace to find success on their own terms. King’s research reveals that the one thing holds women back above all else is gender denial. By denying gender inequality, we’re preventing women and minorities from getting to that corner office.
In this book, King reveals the hidden factors that women encounter at work every day, but don’t even see. Because of ingrained gender stereotypes, women who speak up or assert themselves are seen as pushy. Women who ask for a pay raise are difficult. Women who spend hours networking don’t get the same career benefits as men do. Unlike men, women cannot just go to work, do their jobs and expect to advance. Fixing women isn’t the answer – women aren’t broken. Women are capable, innovative, team players, and exceptional leaders. Women deserve workplaces that support, enable and encourage them to succeed.
By elucidating the hidden barriers that are holding women back at all stages of their career, THE FIX: Overcome the Invisible Barriers that are Holding Women Back at Work provides women – and male allies – with a clear set of take-aways to thrive despite the inherently gendered workplace, and a plan to bring about change from within.
Gender equality is not about women, and it is not about men – it is about making workplaces work for everyone. Together, we can fix work, not women.
The Fix outlines how inequality works in workplaces. It details the barriers inequality creates to all individuals’ advancement and fulfilment at work.
The book outline 17 barriers all women face throughout their career because workplaces devalue their differences, and importantly what we can do to remove them.
The Fix also outlines the six key barriers to advancement and fulfilment that men face because of inequality at work.
Leaders can solve the inequality they create by taking action to build workplaces that work for everyone. The book details case studies, examples and actions of what works when it comes to advancing gender equality in organizations.
Finally The Fix details why it is imperative we fix inequality like our futures depend on it (because they do!).
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A globally recognized expert on inequality and organizational culture
Michelle King, Ph.D is a published, award-winning academic and thought leader who helps companies and leaders build belonging at work. She regularly hosts keynotes, fireside chats and masterclasses with companies such as Amazon, FIFA, Guardian, Dior, FedEx, Netflix, BNP Paribas, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and MetLife to name a few.