Women and social responsibility in the workplace

by Adelaide Z  |  September 17, 2010

Everyone wants to work for a company that realizes the worth of reinvesting in its community and makes good on its corporate social responsibility policy. For women apparently this is one of the most important characteristics when searching and accepting a job.

According to a survey from the Simmons School of Management and Hewlett-Packard, women place greater importance on the role business plays in society and they seek power and leadership roles at work not entirely for personal gain, but rather as a means to make the world a better place.

Women feel more fulfilled in their career roles and are more likely to stay on with a company that meets both their traditional individualistic career needs and their socially-focused ones as well. So recruitment and retention are based on if a woman can advance within the company, but give back to the community at the same time.

From a firsthand account, I am thrilled to work for a company that really lives up to its promise of giving back to the community. I know it was one of the main reasons I was so excited to work here.  But that’s just me. How about my colleagues? What do you think about the survey and how does it resonate with you and your Vigilant community experience?

To read the findings from the survey, click on the link below:


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