genderequality & What do I want for Christmas?

“Listen Santa to what I say

A girl’s best friend is an equal pay

So stop interrupting me when I talk…”

Miley Cyrus’s lyrics from 2018 are still valid today.

What can we do to catalyze the realization of this dream?

๐Ÿ“Š ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ โ€“ Data isn’t just numbers; it’s a narrative that can either challenge or reinforce biases. By presenting gender-inclusive data, we challenge biases and lay the groundwork for equitable decisions.

๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ โ€“ ย Respectful communication amplifies the value of diverse voices and perspectives. When observing mansplaining and manterrapting โ€“ name it and act on it to ensure all voices are heard, no matter the gender.

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€ – The visuals we encounter shape our perceptions. By moving away from gender stereotypes in media and embracing diversity in our imagery, we cultivate an environment that values individuals for their unique contributions.

๐Ÿ’ฐ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜† – The economic empowerment from equal pay sparks a domino effect. It fosters greater gender balance in leadership, promotes diverse representation, and encourages a culture that fully embraces equality in every aspect.

๐Ÿค How are these steps manifesting in your organization or community? What changes are you observing or driving?