AUAF Girl Up Club Hosted Gender Equality Expert Michelle King
On April 29, 2021, the AUAF Girl Up club welcomed Ms. Michelle King, CEO of Equality Forward, author, and expert on gender equality, for a virtual session designed to raise awareness and educate on issues of gender equality in the workplace. Ms. King opened the discussion by describing her research journey and findings on gender equality. She explained that while women are fully capable when it comes to networking, managing, leading, and innovating; women are less successful at competing with men. This difference may be the result of cultural differences, gender denial, and the lack of successful role models. Similarly, the lack of awareness about women’s rights and values also contributes to the challenges and hurdles for women in the workplace. Ms. King encouraged students to raise their own awareness through education and understanding the concepts of gender equality.