Quantum Impact partnered with Devex for the Women Working in Global Dev Campaign between February 6 - March 8. Through this campaign, Devex published a series of stories told by #GlobalDevWomen and interviewed by Quantum Impact about bias in the workplace. Why stories? Stories provide a powerful lens to explore the biases that women face as they advance within the global development industry. They inspire us to act to create the kind of equitable working conditions where diverse perspectives, creative problem-solving, and increased social impact thrive.
Want to stay involved? The campaign led to the creation of the GlobalDevWomen group on Facebook - join us. Also, new stories and articles will periodically be posted to Devex from Quantum Impact and other authors in our field and shared via Quantum Impact's newsletter.
Articles and op-eds
Stories + Evidence
Angela Bruce-Raeburn of the Global Health Advocacy Incubator explains what the evidence — and personal experience — reveals about the lack of black women in global development leadership.
A woman leader recalls the experience that helped her overcome her inhibitions and pursue an overseas chief of party position.
A well-educated young professional struggles to break into the development field without having worked in a developing country context, although she herself is an immigrant from a Latin American country.
What women wear to work can often feel like a tightrope walk, where it’s all too easy to make a misstep and become the subject of scrutiny by co-workers – male and female.
A woman development worker is forced to leave a prestigious junior professionals program prematurely due to unwanted sexual harassment from her superior.
A woman of color early in her professional career is the target of sexual advances by a male mentor who she is seeking support from for job opportunities
White co-workers assume that because a colleague is black she must work in maintenance instead of a professional position. Accompanying analysis looks at the harmful effects of unconscious bias on the workplace.
A mid-career woman tries unsuccessfully to close the wage gap between she and her male colleague. Accompanying analysis looks at how to equalize salaries in your organization
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