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Exam 2
6 Cases and Discussions
Undergraduate 3

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Why do women leave careers after having invested heavily in developing the career-related skills that would help them succeed?
1) To have children
2) To take care of their elders/family members
3) Not satisfied with their jobs and feel that it's not meaningful
Would men leave their careers if they had a spouse who was earning enough to support their family?
Men usually leave for three reasons:
1) To switch careers
2) Get more training
3) Start their own business
What would employers have to do to allow women who leave their jobs to return and catch up to where they would have been had they not left? How would these policies affect those who do not take time off from work?
Maintain connections that will allow them to come back without being marginalized
Why do more women professionals work part-time than their counterparts in business?
There are a number of reasons:

1) Women have the responsibility to look after children/elders

2) They value flexible time, valuing it over compensation

3) Some women don't require reduced work hours, they just need the flexibility in when, where, and how they do their work.
What are the costs and benefits to a company of providing full benefits and training to those female employees who work part-time?
1) It costs the company more money

2) Employees will feel valued and continue to work longer (reduced turnover rates)
What risks do employees take when they make use of their companies’ work-life policies? Are these risks the same for men and women?
1) Many women would resign rather than take advantage of work-life balance.

2) It is a greater stigma for men.
Are women more likely than men to leave a job because it is uninteresting or unenjoyable? Why?
Data suggests that women with MBAs in the business sector cite the fact that they do not find their careers “either satisfying or enjoyable” as an important reason for why they left work. Perhaps not surprisingly, then, a majority (54 percent) of the women looking for on-ramps want to change their profession or field.
Masculine Talk
1. You use talk to assert yourself and your ideas.

2. You find that personal disclosures can make you vulnerable.

3. You use talk to establish your status and power.

4. You match your experiences with those related by others as a competitive strategy to command attention.

5. To support others, you do something helpful—give advice or solve a problem for them.

6. You don’t share the talk stage with others, and you interrupt them to make your point.

7. You believe that each person is on his or her own in conversations, responsible for being heard.

8. You use responses to make your own points and sometimes try to outshine others.

9. You are assertive so that others will perceive you as confident and in command.

10. You think that talking should convey information and accomplish goals; extraneous details get in the way of achieving something.
Feminine Talk
1. You use talk to build and sustain rapport with others.

2. You like to share yourself and learn about others by disclosing through communication.

3. You use talk to create symmetry/equality between people.

4. You match your experiences with those related by others to show understanding and empathy.

5. To support others, you express understanding of their feelings.

6. You include others in conversation by asking questions and encouraging them to elaborate.

7. You try to keep the conversation going by asking questions and expressing interest in others’ ideas.

8. You want to be responsive to let others know you care about what they say.

9. You are reserved in a conversation so that others feel free to add their ideas.

10. You believe that talking enhances relationships; details and interesting side comments increase the depth of connection.
What type of conversation patterns do U.S. females tend to learn?
U.S. females tend to learn conversation patterns focused on building and maintaining relationships,while boys learn patterns that focus on achieving higher status.
What is Gender?
Gender is a socially constructed characteristic based on behavior and
attitudes considered “proper”
Which gender experiences gender privilege?
Men experience it in most societies than women do. They are the cultural standard because society is male-dominated and identifies more with male values.
Pregnant Discrimination Act (1978)
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 is a United States federal statute. It amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to "prohibit sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy." The Act covers discrimination "on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions."
A male dominated society that favors men more than woman.
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (2009)
To help address this unfair and unacceptable wage gap, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on January 29, 2009, restoring the protection against pay discrimination that was stripped away by the Supreme Court's decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co
Factors that hold women back from leadership positions
- Education System
- Pay
- Career choices
- Glass ceiling
-Leadership styles
- Career paths
- Mentoring
-Family responsibilities
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