In this episode of Ways to Change the Workplace, you host, Prina Shah, discusses the issues she has with International Women's Day (IWD) and suggests some solutions.
Prina believes that IWD has become primarily a day for cute selfies and long lunches and breakfast events, which raises awareness but does not address the intersectionality of women's experiences.
She suggests that organizations need to recognize the unique experiences of women from different backgrounds, support the needs of marginalized women, and create opportunities for them to lead and make decisions.
Prina Shah also discusses the issue of toxic masculinity and how harmful societal expectations of what it means to be a man can lead to violence and aggression, negatively affecting women's experiences and safety within the workplace.
She encourages workplaces to address the issue of toxic masculinity and create a culture where showing vulnerability is encouraged.
Overall, Prina Shah challenges listeners to think more deeply about the issues facing women in the workplace and take action to create more equitable workplaces beyond the lip service given to this important topic on International Women’s Day.
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