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Resiliency for Professional Women

In our June 2021 Lunch & Learn, we talked about resiliency for professional women: what does resiliency mean, what are the challenges with respect to resiliency that we are facing, and what are the big resiliency skills we can improve. Find here the big 10 skills that you can improve for greater resiliency at work.

To understand your level of burnout, our instructor Jenni Bates introduced us to the Oldenburg Burnout Inventory. The test was developed as a measure of burnout, containing statements that cover both ends of the exhaustion-vigor and cynicism-dedication continua.

Jenni further introduced us to a study by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.Org about Women in the Workplace 2020. About this study: Women in the Workplace is the largest comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America. In 2015, McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.Org launched the study to help companies advance diversity in the workplace. Between 2015 and 2019, close to 600 companies took part in the study, and more than a quarter of a million people were surveyed on their workplace experiences. Now, in 2020, women in corporate America are facing a new challenge: the Covid-19 pandemic. This year’s report focuses on how the pandemic has affected women at work, including the unique impact on women of different races and ethnicities, working mothers, women in senior leadership, and women with disabilities. It also looks at the emotional impact of incidents of racial violence in this country on employees. Finally, it tracks the changes we’ve seen in women’s representation over the past six years and assesses how Covid-19 could disrupt those trends going forward.

The researcher journey through a gender lens

Check out report The researcher journey through a gender lens.

Overview: While the participation of women in research is increasing overall, inequality remains across geographies and subject areas in terms of publication outputs, citations, awarded grants and collaborations. That is among the findings of Elsevier’s latest gender report. The report examines research participation, career progression and perceptions across the European Union and 15 countries globally in 26 subject areas. The report draws on Elsevier’s analytics expertise and data sources — notably Scopus — and was further informed by experts from around the world. The aim is to better understand the role gender plays in the global research enterprise and share powerful data-driven insights with governments, funders and institutions worldwide to inspire evidence-based policy and interventions and inform further studies.