AFP Sexual Harassment Statement- Press Release

AFP Color“Having more female senior-level executives in the profession isn’t just important to preventing sexual harassment; it’s critical to furthering the entire mission of the nonprofit sector,” says AFP Chair Ann Hale, CFRE and AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA in a statement release today from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) regarding sexual harassment/gender equity in the fundraising profession.

Three main points in the statement include:

1) AFP has set a clear and decisive policy of zero tolerance for harassment.

2) The issue of harassment is part of a larger conversation about equity in the fundraising profession and the charitable sector. Women make up approximately 70 percent of the profession, yet account for only 30 percent of senior leadership positions.

3) Men need to take the initiative to speak out against harassment. Speaking out affirms that men are standing with their female colleagues and providing their unwavering support.

To read the entire statement visit the AFP website through this link:

http://www.afpnet.org/Audiences/NewsReleaseDetail.cfm?itemnumber=48071

Women Matter

Women-Matter-Time-to-accelerate-Ten-years-of-insights-into-gender-diversity-page-001Globally, women represent 50% of the world’s working-age population, but generate only 37% of GNP. $12 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2025 by closing the gender gap.

For a decade, Women Matter and Power of parity reports from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) have explored the economic impact of increased gender diversity at macro and micro levels and how to make change happen in corporations. This anniversary publication highlights ten key insights from these ten years of research. Read the entire edition here.

https://www.mckinsey.com/global-themes/gender-equality/women-matter-ten-years-of-insights-on-gender-diversity

Why Women Should Pursue Careers in Data Privacy

Dana SimberkoffCheck out this April 5, 2017 article from Tech Zone 360’s online magazine by Special Guest Dana Simberkoff, Chief Compliance and Risk Officer, AvePoint

Why Women Should Pursue Careers in Data Privacy

http://www.techzone360.com/topics/techzone/articles/2017/04/05/430999-why-women-should-pursue-careers-data-privacy.htm

Good advice for all women- Seek out peers and mentors: It’s crucial for aspiring women to have peers and mentors who support, promote, and inspire them. Become involved in broader programs to help build your career: Women who actively seek out educational programming are doing their part in alleviating the gender gap. Self-promote: it’s important to become your own advocate both inside and outside of your organization.

I agree with Diana’s last statement, “”If women rise to the occasion and embrace the tips outlined above, I’m positive more women will break down barriers…”