Post by : Malavika Mohan | Post on : June 29, 2020 at 11:38 am
To preach for women’s equal rights in one thing; to practice it another. Saint Louis University has shown that it can do both with equal grace. The Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis has rated Saint Louis University as the best workplace for women to work in St. Louis. The organisation works towards making the lives of women easier by spreading awareness on the common issues faced by them and help in creating solutions for women to overcome these and advance in their economic situations in the workplace. One of the major programs undertaken by the organisation is the Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard Initiative.
Women in the Workplace initiative helps to locate and recognise employers who value and respect women’s place in their organisations. The parameters of judgement include leadership roles given to women, compensation and the recruitment and retention initiatives of women employees. Sara Rutherford from the University talks about her experience in working here for three years and talks about having highly-qualified and well-rounded women in executive positions around her, making her feel motivated, and ready for the corporate business world.
This is the first recognition of its kind for the University and everyone who is a part of it is looking forward to the official recognition in the foundation’s “Making a Difference” event that is scheduled to happen later this year. The Women Leading Women mentorship program co-created by Dorsey aims at supporting and advancing the careers of women in the University. Faculty Fellow for Equity Issues is an upcoming position that will work closely with students, faculty, and staff to deal with problems of discrimination. The “Get Her in the Game” program is intended at getting more female students to participate in sports and athletic events. Saint Louis University hopes to continue making this an ideal place for women to work and study.