Many businesses and organizations are increasingly aware of the case for promoting gender equality, both within and outside their organizational boundaries. Evidence suggests that gender equality in the workplace boosts performance, and legal frameworks in many countries mandate specific action on gender inequality in the workplace. However, despite organizational policies on promoting equality and equal opportunities, there remain challenges to be overcome in many businesses, including throughout their supply chains.

The book provides research rationales as to why responsible organizations must address the issue of gender equality in the workplace. It also presents case studies, action research and examples of good practices, describing how businesses and organizations are working to promote gender equality in various contexts.

The book is designed to support the rationale for gender equality in business and organizations, providing evidence of implementation of gender equality in the workplace and advice on how to deal with and overcome challenges. It will be of interest to academics, employees, practitioners, policy-makers, businesses, institutions and organizations.

chapter |6 pages


Reducing gender inequality in the workplace through leadership and innovation
ByMaureen A. Kilgour, Kathryn Haynes, Patricia M. Flynn

part I|48 pages

Case studies of companies that have overcome challenges to gender equality in the workplace

chapter 1|13 pages

Disrupting gendered dichotomies

Gender equality in a high-tech Belgian company
ByHannelore Roos, Patrizia Zanoni

chapter 2|14 pages

Linking women and the private sector

A win–win approach from agribusiness in Zambia
ByGerry Finnegan, Pamela White

chapter 3|20 pages

Pursuing diversity in the legal market

A case study of Pfizer General Counsel Amy Schulman*
ByPaola Cecchi-Dimeglio

part II|40 pages

First-hand accounts of leaders and pioneers tackling gender inequality at work

chapter 4|11 pages

T3 and Under

A workplace childcare programme and a family-friendly workplace
ByGay Gaddis

chapter 5|11 pages

The benefits of job sharing

A practice-based case study
ByEmma Watton, Sarah Stables

chapter 6|17 pages

Embodied leadership

Corporeal experiences of a female Anglican priest
ByRebecca Roberts

part III|62 pages

Factors beyond the workplace that can foster greater gender equality at work

chapter 7|11 pages

To impact the workplace, think beyond the workplace

Lessons about gender equality in industry from the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA)
ByMary Johnstone-Louis

chapter 8|17 pages

Transport and workplace accessibility

Routes to improved equity
ByDeanna Grant-Smith, Natalie Osborne, Paolo Marinelli

chapter 9|15 pages

Domestic violence as a management challenge

How trade unions can help
ByGemma Wibberley, Carol Jones, Anthony Bennett, Alison Hollinrake

chapter 10|18 pages

Thinking outside the classroom to promote gender equality

A rationale and roadmap for translating service-learning to organizations
ByMeghan E. Norris, Katelynn Carter-Rogers

part IV|43 pages

Long-standing traditions being challenged to promote gender equality in the workplace

chapter 11|20 pages

Gender equality in the US Military

Women are still fighting the culture wars
ByPatricia K. Gleich

chapter 12|11 pages

Women on corporate boards in Egypt

Time for change
ByGhada Howaidy

chapter 13|11 pages

Mann Deshi Bank and Udyogini

Successfully collaborating to empower women*
BySmita Shukla

chapter |6 pages


ByKathryn Haynes, Patricia M. Flynn, Maureen A. Kilgour