In this episode of our Breaking the Fever podcast, we speak with Laetita Vitaud about gender equality and shifting power dynamics in the workspace.
The struggle for equality in the workplace has focused on getting more women on boards or in the political sphere for years. However, where this has led to some achievements, the way that we value some work over others continues to distort our economy and undermine equity and advancement for women.
Child care, volunteer work, and parental care are fundamental for the well-being of our society. Yet, first, these activities are usually relegated to women, which means they are undervalued. This in turn makes the economic gap between mothers and non-mother greater than the one between women and men. While #MeToo seemed to advance the role of women at work, more recently we seem to have taken two steps back.
Laetita Vitaud is a writer and speaker about the future of work with a feminist perspective.The list of her publications, in English and French, and her latest book, En finir avec la productivité, are available on Laetita’s website. She is also the host of the podcast Nouveau Départ.