With global collaboration the norm, one gap that stands out like a sore thumb is how the industry treats new parents in the U.S. Most scholarly publishing companies and organizations offer U.S.-based employees a greatly abbreviated benefit compared to what they offer staff in other countries.
Karen Phillips, SVP Global Learning Resources and UK Editorial, SAGE Publishing | July 4, 2019 I’ve been supporting efforts in our London office to promote dignity at work, recognising that in publishing there are plenty of opportunities for harassment of junior employees by senior authors or editors, or more senior colleagues. It is an issue that … Continue reading Helping To Promote Dignity At Work
Amanda Myrkalo | March 4, 2018 I started in publishing with a love of young adult fiction, armed with an English undergraduate degree and Marketing internship, and plans to discover the next Harry Potter. I aimed for New York City… and landed a job in academic publishing at Taylor & Francis Group in Philadelphia. From the … Continue reading Lessons from Hogwarts to Scholarly Press
Frauke G. Ralf | Feb 24, 2018 What made me get involved with this project? It’s the fact that diversity and inclusion go much further than “just” gender as a cause. Having worked from the age of 19 with my first editorial job at Rowohlt Verlag in Hamburg, I came across many diversity-, inclusion- and gender-related … Continue reading Why engage in the WE project?
Matthew Giampoala | March 7, 2018 It happens too frequently. I get thanked for being the only man in the room at an event or committee meeting geared toward promoting equity for women. This makes me immensely uncomfortable. I don’t deserve thanks just for showing up, the same way I don’t deserve praise for contributing to … Continue reading Making men allies for gender equality
Roger Schonfeld | March 15, 2018 I work for Ithaka S+R, the research and advisory service of the not for profit ITHAKA, which also provides JSTOR, Artstor, and Portico. Over the past three years, my colleagues and I have been examining issues of inclusion, diversity, and equity in a number of communities, including art museums, research … Continue reading Knowledge and transformation: diversity across cultural sectors
Ginny Hendricks | March 12, 2018 There is so much to say on the subject of workplace equality. Like everyone, I am a complex mix of history, heritage, experiences, environments—and of defaults. I am a woman. I was a child who grew up in the Middle East and Europe. I have worked and lived in many … Continue reading From where I sit. Changing our defaults
Nitasha Devasar | March 20, 2018 In the last five years that I have been MD, I have begun to learn about gender dynamics in the workplace and surrounding ecosystem. Earlier, diversity and inclusion were lovely utopian concepts and one really didn’t hear them much, except perhaps in international forums and usually from female HR heads, in … Continue reading On Being a Woman Leader in the Modern Workplace
Wendy Newsham | March 23, 2018 I feel very fortunate to work for a highly successful, woman-owned and operated company. Since Mary Ann Liebert founded the company 34 years ago, it has grown into the leading independent bioscience journals publisher in the world. We have women in leadership positions throughout our organization. For the past ten … Continue reading Forge the Best Course for You …
Heather Ruland Staines | March 26, 2018 When I first thought about a career in publishing, I already knew I would need to get creative. A former academic, engaged to an academic, I would have little control over where we would land. My first job was as a book acquisitions editor in my specialty, military history. … Continue reading Diversity and Inclusivity through Flexible/Remote Work