We are happy that all workplaces give women equal rights and equal pay, and that gender has nothing to do with how talented and accomplished you are. Oh, wait! That's a parallel universe in my head.
Unfortunately, things don't work like that.
Giving foolproof evidence to the existing sexism in the world, PayPal, in a very bold yet absolutely ironic move, has decided that there needs to be gender inclusion within the workplace.
Now, that's a great move, PayPal. Appreciate it. If you're wondering what's the irony in it, well, the panel comprises an all-male team. Yes, PayPal intends to discuss gender inclusion without any woman member on the panel.
This is what the invitation reads:
Please join us for a discussion with our senior male leaders Edwin Aoki, Sri Shivananda, Jonathan Auerbach, Franz Paasche moderated by Karthik Suri about how men and women can partner to achieve a better workplace.
I believe, that when you say partner, you mean that you want women to work together with you and make the workplace a better environment, right? It's commendable to see that you're making efforts, but how do you intend to implement gender inclusion when there is not a single woman on the panel?