Media and tech professional Ursula Mead has created a platform for women to report sexist company policies and environments.
Media and tech professional Ursula Mead has created a platform for women to report sexist company policies and environments. Her app, InHerSight, is completely anonymous and hopes to glean enough information about a company’s practices in a short three minute survey to provide employers with substantial feedback and prospective employees with a good idea of the corporate culture.
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“Each individual needs to only make a small contribution, but together, these add up to an immensely powerful data set,” Mead told Fast Co. “These answers and this new transparency are what give us a true picture of each workplace.”
The app is fairly simple. Users, no matter their gender, simply rate their workplace on a variety of metrics from paid time off (including maternity and adoptive leave), equal opportunities for men and women, female representation in top leadership, salary satisfaction, social activities and environment, wellness initiatives, and more. Reviewers may also leave a comment as to whether they believe it's possible to “have it all” at their place of work.
Thousands of users have already rated Google, Anheuser-Busch, Boeing, Target, IBM, the Department of Defense, The Work Bank and many, many more.
“With this new transparency, women can use the website to make decisions about what companies they want to work for,” said Mead. "And the data we’re collecting can help companies create road maps to make themselves more attractive to women and to retain the women who already work for them.”