Akron Beacon Journal, by Jim Mackinnon

Gender inequality in the corporate workplace remains a systemic problem, says Jewelle Bickford.

Bickford, the keynote speaker at Thursday’s Akron Roundtable program at Quaker Station in downtown Akron, said workplaces are structurally engineered against women.

“We must change the power dynamic,” she said. Women face challenges in the corporate world and companies can help give them power, access and opportunity, she said.