It means a workplace that is rooted in equity and free of discrimination and harmful stereotypes about women’s skills, work ethic, attitude, leadership abilities, or intellect.
These barriers affected both white women and women of color, although the experiences of these groups were often very different.
Domestic and caregiving work, whether paid or unpaid, was often dismissed as mere “women’s work” and deemed less important.
Pushing for better workplace policies to help modernize workplaces and respond to workers’ diverse needs is also critical to achieving greater workplace equity.
This means centering the experiences of women to gain a deeper understanding of the harshest challenges and obstacles facing many women of color, low-income women, transgender women, women with disabilities, and immigrant women.