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"Gender Dynamics in Planning Workplaces," Planning with a Gender Lens Issue Brief, by Turesky, M. and Warner, M.E. 2018.

Planners’ workplaces are diversifying with respect to gender, but office culture and policies do not always reflect such change. Results from our national survey, conducted with the APA Planning and Women Division, show the effects of workplace policies and associated management and employee behaviors on female planners’ careers. The 327 respondents—mostly female—perceived equal opportunities for advancement and pay, but few felt equally heard and evaluated. Despite the prevalence of flexible work options, respondents faced stigma when using such policies for work-life balance. Advancing workplace dynamics and policies is a challenge that planners must address to foster gender equity. 

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Subject: Gender,Planning