When Women Succeed at Work, Everyone Benefits. Why Don't We Let Them?
Nearly 50% of the US workforce are women, working mainly in workplaces designed by and for men. Disadvantages in the work place cut across secular and Christian organizations, disadvantaging women from enjoying meaningful work and motherhood, advancement in careers and ultimately living out their God given gifts and talents. Many of these disadvantages can be tracked down to deeply held beliefs about women, work and leadership, beliefs that Jesus sought to dissolve. This workshop will explore the mutual prosperity of men and women in organizations when women succeed at work and gain a seat around the table.
Eeva Sallinen Simard has worked with non-profits for ten years and is committed to excellence in management, communication, and the training of colleagues, particularly women. She is a co-convener of the Wheaton Consortium for Development, Gender, and Christianity. Eeva holds an MSc in international politics from the University of Helsinki and an MBA from John Hopkins University.