Eye2Eye is a student-run nonprofit service organization focused on the furthering of women’s equality in the workplace and educational institutions. Eye2Eye was founded by students in Alpha Kappa Psi (Nu Chapter) at Boston University in 2016. The founders’ own experiences of workplace and collegiate discrimination shaped their drive to end gender inequality. They encountered gender bias across a multitude of industries, as well as within the business school at Boston University. These experiences, coupled with eye-opening research conducted by organizations like the ITUC, are what pushed the team to create Eye2Eye. Eye2Eye hopes to lessen the gender pay gap and end gender discrimination against women in the workplace and in schools not only across the nation but throughout the world.
In order to pursue equal footing for all genders, Eye2Eye focuses on two primary goals:
RAISING AWARENESS OF THE CONFIDENCE GAP THROUGH OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE
SHOWCASING OUR RESEARCH REGARDING GENDER INEQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE
The research and the undeniable evidence of gender inequality continues to mount relentlessly. We can no longer watch as women get paid less, looked over, underestimated, and sexually harassed in their place of work or education. Eye2Eye is fully committed to collecting research and raising awareness in a multitude of industries, as well as holding our annual conference to combat this epidemic. We aim to develop informational and unique research that will aid us in expanding to other universities so that we may lead the collegiate gender inequality research platform throughout the United States.
How Can You Help?
Eye2Eye is working towards a fair, equal, and just workforce where hard work, talent, and determination are the main measures of success. In order to achieve our milestones, we need your help. With your support, we can develop a platform that fosters change and continue to raise awareness across the nation. Please spread our message by following and sharing our social media and our research. We thank you so much for your support!
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superior equal to women.
Eye2Eye’s mission is to:
To promote the issue of, to foster research in, and to educate the public on gender inequality in the collegiate community and professional world
Eye2Eye is a student-run nonprofit organization at Boston University dedicated to raising awareness of gender inequality as well as focusing on the stimulation of confidence in young women in a college environment. Gender equality in the workplace is a crucial issue that frequently gets brushed under the carpet. It affects both men and women, and many times women are not even aware of the discrimination that they are a victim of. We aim for a more equal workplace, starting with giving men and women the fair chance to be hired despite stereotypes and hiring biases (ie; men preferring other men due to their ability to drink or hang out more frequently with male coworkers, or women seemingly be “underqualified” in comparison to an all-male team). Additionally, we hope to greatly increase the small percentage of female leaders in companies throughout the world.
THE CONFIDENCE GAP
Eye2Eye is thrilled to present our theme for 2018 as The Confidence Gap.
What is “the Confidence Gap”?
The confidence gap focuses upon the rarity of female leadership positions due to a lack of self-confidence in the workplace in comparison to male leadership positions. Research on the confidence gap dives into workplace environments, opportunities, and resources for young women, as well as a culture developed throughout underrepresentation of women in corporate organizations. Confidence is one’s self-belief in success, and without confidence many women aren’t able to take the leap of faith to take on more leadership positions. In the last few years, we have seen an increase in many female executives as well as women taking on more jobs in male-dominated fields. Recently, the NYSE welcomed its first female leader in 201 years, as well as the first full-time female stock trader. Additionally, a cable company headquartered in Miami, FL recently appointed its first female CEO in 156 years. We’re seeing progress, and we’re seeing change. This is what gender equality is about.
As stated by The Atlantic:
Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here’s why, and what to do about it.
And yet, as we’ve worked, ever diligent, the men around us have continued to get promoted faster and be paid more. The statistics are well known: at the top, especially, women are nearly absent, and our numbers are barely increasing. Half a century since women first forced open the boardroom doors, our career trajectories still look very different from men’s.
When & Where is the conference?
Our conference will be held this upcoming Fall on December 1st at the Metcalf Trustee Ballroom, located in the Boston University Questrom School of Business.