Business organizations and approaches to gender equality

The Gender Integrated approach retains the value of the first two approaches. For example, learning to be more assertive, risk-taking, declarative, and direct—what have been deemed more traditionally “masculine” traits—are all valuable skill sets for women to learn to help them be more effective in the workplace. A Gender Integrated Model also acknowledges that the forces of biology and socialization have a significant impact on shaping the different styles of thinking and communicating among men and women. But a Gender Integrated worldview doesn’t see these characteristics as absolute or unchanging.