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Memorable advice from career experts

Written on Jul 14, 2022

By Jessica Salerno-Shumaker, OSCPA senior content manager 

The dynamic speakers at the upcoming Women, Wealth and Wellness Conference have valuable insights on women’s history, relationships in the workplace, what it means to be a male ally and much more. Read below to learn more and hear from them next week at the Women, Wealth & Wellness Conference on July 21. 

Women in the workforce 

“These women displayed a resilience day after day to do this work, and they were willing to fail until there was a breakthrough,” said Liza Mundy, author of Code Girls, a New York Times bestselling book about the American women who secretly served as codebreakers during World War II.  

How status impacts gender 

“In virtually every country in the world, women are lower status than men,” said Dr. Mary Hogue, PhD, professor at Kent State university. “The status norms of subordination and superiority play out between the genders and that ends up affecting things like how much pay a woman feels she deserves, because something that happens with status is it determines where valuable resources go. Higher status people get valuable resources because they're perceived as more valuable to the group.”   

Male allyship 

“Be intentional and think about the environment and what you can do to make some small differences,” said John Lowe, CEO of Jeni’s Ice Cream. “This is something I think all men and certainly men in positions of power should think about.” 

“This notion of allyship is just another dimension of diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Karim Ali, partner and chief diversity officer at the law firm Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP. “If you focus on having a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce, you want to focus on allyship to reduce those gender-based barriers.”   

Prioritizing health 

“Your health really is your greatest wealth, and you do need to put yourself first,” said Carolyn Stephenson, senior vice president of strategy at Syneos Health Communications. “You won't be able to serve your team, take care of your kids or nurture your partner if you're not feeling your best.” 

Relationships in the workplace 

“It can be tricky to navigate hurt feelings and hurtful conversations for different reasons,” said Dr. Anita Vangelisti, professor at University of Texas at Austin. “When it’s in the workplace, there are aspects that make it difficult to navigate those conversations, and there are some of aspects that could make it easier.”  

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