December 16, 2019 | Forbes As only 29% of senior leadership roles in the workplace are held by women (and that number is the highest on record), it means that the leadership ranks are still dominated by men. While men can be a big part of the challenges that are faced in getting our workforce to … Continue reading How To Engage More Male Leaders In The Gender Equality Movement
November 25, 2019 | Forbes We are more than 200 years away from true gender parity at work. And looking past the moral issues that this point raises, it’s shocking that so many companies fail to recognize the clear and measurable business results that gender diversity contributes to a company’s bottom line. Companies that are … Continue reading 3 Steps to Advance Gender Equality in 2020
January 28, 2020 | Lee & Low Books Lee & Low Books released the first Diversity Baseline Survey (DBS 1.0) in 2015. Before the DBS, people suspected publishing had a diversity problem, but without hard numbers, the extent of that problem was anyone’s guess. Our goal was to survey publishing houses and review journals regarding … Continue reading Where is the Diversity in Publishing? The 2019 Diversity Baseline Survey Results
March 23, 2018 | The Guardian The UK’s biggest publishers release figures showing average differences in pay between men and women ranging from 11.3% to 29.69%. The books industry may be dominated by women, but men are reaping the rewards, as the UK’s largest publishers reveal a “stark” divide in pay. Figures reported to the government equalities office … Continue reading Gender pay gap figures reveal big publishing’s great divide
What’s it like to be work in scholarly communications as a person with a disability – physical or mental? See our world through the eyes of four individuals with disabilities in this interview by Alice Meadows. Together, they share their experiences of working in scholarly communications and their thoughts on how we, as a community, … Continue reading On Being Accepted: The Views of Four People with Disabilities Working in Scholarly Communications
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.
Recognizing that collective action on a greater scale can accelerate change, WE Project will cease independent operations by year-end New York, November 25, 2019. The Workplace Equity Project (WE Project), a grassroots organization advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity in scholarly publishing workplaces through research, communication, and advocacy, is pleased to announce that it has contributed … Continue reading Workplace Equity Project Finds a Good Home for its Resources and Research Findings in C4DISC
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?