A Primer on Gender Friendly Conference & Event Swag

Back in the day I worked for an organization that was quite keen on holding team retreats. These were off-site business affairs held at a somewhat centrally located resort or venue that could accommodate business meetings, dinners and frivolity for 100 or so managers for several days. Spouses/partners (SPs) were invited as well and,

Women at Work – 1960

The Sixties. The Beatles arrived in the USA and I arrived on the planet (thanks Mom and Dad!). Betty Friedan wrote The Feminine Mystique (1963), physicist Maria Goepper-Mayer won a Nobel Prize (1963), The National Organization for Women was founded (1966), and Yale and Princeton began to accept female students (1969). Congress passed the Equal Pay Act

Women at Work – 1940

1943 to be precise. What follows is an excerpt from the July 1943 issue of Transportation Magazine; written for male supervisors of women during World War II. ***************** Eleven Tips on Getting More Efficiency Out of Women Employees There's no longer any question whether transit companies should hire women for jobs formerly held by men. The draft and

Women at Work – 1920

The Nineteenth (XIX) Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified on August 18, 1920 when Tennessee became the 36th US state to ratify and thus provide the final vote to amend the US Constitution. The amendment had been passed by the US House of Representatives on May 21, 1919 and, as we were reminded in HRC's speech the other

Women at Work – 1900

In 1900, only 6 percent of married women worked outside the home, usually when their blue-collar husbands were unemployed. Among wives with children at home, very few worked at all. Almost half of single women held jobs, but they usually stopped working when they married or, at the latest, when they got pregnant, and