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Women in the workplace on International Women's Day 2018

Published by Mark Bodnar

line drawing of a calendar with the circle+cross symbol for female on it
There's absolutely no arguing that much work is still required for equality, safety, and success of women in the workplace.

Issues such as glass ceilings, sex discrimination in employment, sexual harassment of women, and pay equity are all still far from resolved in most countries, Canada included.

However, in celebration of International Women's Day, I thought I'd highlight some of the positive stories and practical guidance about (and from) women entrepreneurs, leaders, and employees as found in ebooks and books available in the SFU Library: 

Book covers by ISBNs: 1137475021 1-119-26134-1 9781440800788 9781599186207 9781459731738 1-119-06137-7 9781591847328 1-118-74473-X 9781137462909 0-8047-9431-6 9780230307476 978-3-658-04061-1 9780062439789 9781137008398 94-6209-485-3 1-136-32459-3 9781608465361 1-118-97265-1

Again, though, there is still a long way to go. Check out these infographics from our Statista database for some sobering stats (click to link through to the context plus large versions of each infographic)...

Infographic on gender pay gap in different countries - from Statista  Infographic from Statista on the views in different countries on how long it will take until there is economic equality between genders Infographic from Statista showing employment by gender in major tech companiesStatista infographic showing male vs female estimates of the scale of the sexual harrassment issue by country. 

Interested in researching topics such as this? Let me know if you need further resource suggestions!

-- MarkB
Mark Bodnar
Business & Economics Librarian

P.S.: Just after I published this post, I noticed a series of posts by the Business Council of BC on Women and Work in BC. Interesting stuff!

P.P.S.: Non-SFU people who would like to view the larger versions of those infographics (with full context) should try the following links: 

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