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The old rules of the workplace aren't working. At least not for women

What is it that seems to stand in the way of greater strides by women in the workplace?

Rebecca Blumenstein & Jessica Bennett NYT 

Despite clear gains by women in so many aspects of society over the decades, their progress in the workplace seems to have stalled. It is as easy to find a man named John walking the corridors of American power as it is to find a woman. The number of female chief executives in Fortune 500 companies is 5 per cent and has actually declined — by 25 per cent — over the past year. In Britain, a study by the British Equality and Human Rights Commission found that a third of employers still think it’s O.K. to ask a woman during a job interview if she plans to have ...

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First Published: Mon, October 01 2018. 07:56 IST