Ensuring women thrive at ASU

Women’s History Month provides a fantastic opportunity to look at historic women and discuss what we can learn from them and how we can view them as role models. Our role models continue to be the women who “lean in,” who are ambitious and bold. They are the women who push back against systemic biases in the workplace – showing us that it isn’t about fixing women, but fixing the systems that continually hold women back.

The difference between equality and equity is everything

“In this truth, in this faith we trust, for while we have our eyes on the future, history has its eyes on us.”  The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman

A few years ago, a colleague showed me the illustration below. For me it was a powerful and effective way to show the difference between equality and equity. Most people could agree in looking at this figure that supporting equity provides more favorable outcomes for all.