Understanding Gender Equity
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Understand what gender equity is, the difference between gender equity and gender equality, why it matters, and how to recognize and address gender inequity in the workplace.

This course provides a starting point for learning about and supporting gender equity in your workplace. You will develop a greater awareness and appreciation of gender equity, why it matters, and how to recognize and address gender inequities in your workplace now and in the future. Be aware that many of the forms of inequities discussed are experienced by people of all genders. We encourage you to think about how these practices can apply in your learning and work.

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Part 1: Introduction to Gender Equity

Examine gender inequities in the workplace and why gender equity matters. Distinguish between gender equity and gender equality and reflect on what gender equity means to you.

Part 2: The Importance of Inclusive Leadership & Empowerment

Reflect on the cultural norms that perpetuate bias and stereotypes in the workplace, and develop a deep understanding of Catalyst’s Model of Inclusive Leadership and how practicing inclusive behaviors can foster empowering, equitable workplaces.

Part 3: Gender Bias at Work

Analyze examples that illustrate the pervasiveness of gender bias and inequities at work; explore ways to close the gender pay gap; and address gender inequities in hiring, performance reviews and career progression.

Part 4: Address Gender Equity in Your Workplace

Take a critical look at who you advocate for on your own teams, and explore gender equity best practice case studies. Develop strategies to lead more inclusive meetings, support career progression through mentorship and sponsorship, and discuss opportunities to build gender equity now and in the future.



Terrence Underwood (Course Instructor)
Senior Director of Learning Products and Programs at Catalyst

Ashley Rivenbark (Course Advisor)
Senior Associate of Leading for Equity and Inclusion at Catalyst




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