WHAT IT'S ABOUT
Gender equity is gaining steam—but not all women are seeing the benefits. We need Shared Sisterhood.
Gender and racial bias persist in organizations and in society. And though strides have been made toward equity in the last few decades, it still has not been reached. Even more disconcerting, Black women and other women of color are being held back more than their White counterparts.
Most advice for women encourages individuals to speak up, be assertive, or lean in—to assimilate into a system modeled after White men. But individual action is not enough. We need collective action, where marginalized individuals work together, so all women experience the benefits of professional growth and equality. We need Shared Sisterhood, and anyone, regardless of gender, can join in.
In this book, Tina Opie and Beth A. Livingston explain how to build this crucial alliance through vulnerability, trust, empathy, and risk-taking, so that all women can advance in the workplace and create systemic change.
Drawing from their research program of the same name, they break down three key parts of the process:
Dig into your own assumptions around racioethnicity, gender, and power
Bridge the divide between women of all racioethnic groups through authentic relationships
Advance all women across the organization and beyond
Balancing a mix of history, research, and real-life examples, this book encourages everyone to be a part of the sisterhood and push for gender equity that is equal for all.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
About DR. TINA OPIE
Dr. Tina Opie is a culture crafter and her Shared Sisterhood framework has been adopted by thousands of changemakers. For groups of 5,000 to 50, talent to C-Suite, her insights on culture, strategy, leadership, allyship and more are unmatched. Author, thinker, speaker, she helps us all connect and stay connected. Be prepared, Dr. Tina shares her informed, yet unvarnished, advice for how your company can finally, FINALLY address those culture and leadership boogeymen that make your stomach drop every time DEI comes up. Plus, you will leave with actionable steps to improve your workplace environment.
About Beth A. Livingston
Dr. Beth A. Livingston is a professor, consultant, author, and speaker focused on human resources, gender & diversity, and the management of work & family--all in the service of the employee experience. Whether talking about DEI, remote work, or employee well-being, Beth enjoys bringing her enthusiasm and expertise to non-profit and corporate clients in the form of executive education, speaking engagements, and consulting. She is a faculty member at the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business, landing in the midwest after receiving her MBA from the University of Kentucky, her Ph.D. from the University of Florida, and spending a number of years at Cornell University. Her research has been highlighted in outlets such as the New York Times, NPR, and the Harvard Business Review, and she has been published in multiple top academic journals.