Anatomy of the Glass Ceiling Unequal household division of labor Perception that women’s first responsibility is at home Lack of workplace flexibility Sexual harassment Lack of appropriate policy to help overcome the above issues
Gender Diversity Contribution: 1.Pool of talent 2.Thinking synergy 3.Consumer demand 4.Family-friendly work-force 5.Jewish values and Jewish heritage
Conclusions: « Women will be really equal to men the day that an unqualified woman is appointed for an important task. » - Françoise Giroud
1.Positive discrimination (law or “comply or explain”) with backing framework: 1.Expanded parental leave policies 2.Flexibility in the workplace 3.Commitment of CEOs 4.Training and development for women 5.Sanctions for non compliance Recommendations:
Parental leave in American Jewish Organizations:
1.Increased Subsidies for Child Care Centers 2.Breaking the IDF’s Glass Ceiling 3.Breaking the Glass Ceiling in political parties (gender quotas and balanced list of candidates) Recommendations for Israel:
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