Women’s Issues in the Workplace

NBC’s “Meet the Press” aired a very informative discussion that supports my observations about a 21st Century mindset that business must adapt to and accept.  This aired on 18 October 2009.   In 1950, according to a TIME poll, women accounted for 29.6% of the workforce.  In 2009, women account for 49.9% of the workforce.  Given this change from the industrial age to the 21st Century innovation age, business must attend to and nurture the needs of a new workforce.  Notable quotes from the video clip:

 “… Business has to change to foster this new dynamic. …”

“… The battle of the sexes is over.  Now, there is a negotiation between the sexes. …”

The link to the MSNBC website also has a link to “The Shriver Report” that Linda Shriver and Leon Podesta coordinated with the Obama Administration’s White House Council on Women and GirlsLook under “US workforce foresees profound changes” via this link: www.mtp.msnbc.com

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One Response to “Women’s Issues in the Workplace”

  1. adowling Says:

    Hi Chuck, I watched the Meet The Press segment on The Shriver Report as well. I found the exponential growth of women in the workplace interesting however I’m curious how skewed it is due to the current economic issues. Shriver did state the reason for the closing of the gap in who the ‘bacon winner’ is was due to the closing of predominantly male industries; such as auto industries.

    I’m in HR so I’m sure you can see how the discussion of the workforce pulled me into the segment 🙂

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