Womens Groups Issues: Add

The Problem: Framing Diversity Issues as "Women's (or Other Groups') Issues

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  • Diversity & inclusion concerns are human issues and they are business issues. We need all hands on deck, and we need majority group members to take ownership for making change rather than leaving this responsibility only to minority group members.
  • Flexible work policies, in particular, should be framed as beneficial and for use by everyone, including men and individuals without children.
  • Formal policies are not enough. Any conversation about programs that support work/life balance must include strategies to encourage employees to actually use them. For example, employers must ensure that employees aren't stigmatized or penalized for using programs; in addition, executives and supervisors should set positive examples by making use of benefits themselves.