Module 5: Gender Equity
This interactive scenario uses a series of videos and multiple-choice questions to enable you to apply your knowledge about gender equity safely and with low risk. In this activity, you will have the opportunity to view a snapshot of an interaction involving a female-identifying senior student named Sam. You will be presented with a few situations that Sam and her colleague, Matt (another student), encounter and options on which choices you think they should make, as well as questions about the situations in general. As you make your selections, you will be able to gain insight into the impact of your choices on these real-life situations that may arise in the workplace.
Please take a few minutes to go through the scenario below. After you have completed the activity, please review and reflect upon the discussion questions that follow.
Discussion questions from the scenario include:
- Women’s experiences can be uniquely shaped by different interlocking identities beyond gender, like race, class, age, disability, sexual orientation and more. Why is the intersectional lens important when examining gender inequality?
- Identify some policies or organizational responses that centre on improving/responding to gender equity.
- What are some of the roles women play within your current setting/sector? Note how often these are leadership and decision-making roles.