Rob West

Gender Issues in the Workplace

February 28, 2020
00:00 25:00

Women have always played a role in the workplace. But that role has changed over time and within different cultures. Today, workplace concerns have become social, political, and even legal. But what about biblical? Today on MoneyWise, Rob West, president of Kingdom Advisors, gives us a brief look at gender issues in the workplace.

•          For several decades now, men and women have increasingly worked side by side and for longer hours in the workplace. And with men and women in contact with each other, the workplace became fertile ground for problems to take root.

•          The Glass Ceiling. Women are promoted only so far up the corporate ladder before hitting an invisible ceiling that defines men-only positions higher up the ladder. We should point out, however, that women have made great progress breaking through the glass ceiling in recent years.

•          Chauvinism. This would include joking and demeaning vocabulary that treats women as second class citizens. This type of behavior is more common than you think. But don’t take my word for it, ask a few working women about it.

•          Sexual harassment. Unwanted advances directed toward women in return for corporate or personal advantages (or in some cases just keeping their jobs). While laws and cultural changes have cast light on this and reduced the incidence of it, sexual harassment still goes on.

•          Immorality. Promiscuity and adultery—this happens wherever humans are present because of our sin nature. But the temptation certainly increases when men and women are in close proximity.  

•          As Christians, we know that these problems are as old as sin because that’s what this is and none of it can be justified. As always, the solution is in the Bible. While scripture offers clear teaching on the relationship of a husband and wife, nowhere does the Bible suggest that women are to be relegated to a position secondary to men in the workplace. 

•          If you’re ever in doubt about your thoughts, words or deeds, just ask yourself, “Is this how I’d want my wife, sister or daughter to be treated?”


In today’s show we also answer your questions:


•           Should we convert from a traditional to a Roth IRA?

•           I have a 401(k) from a previous employer. Should I move it into an annuity?

•           I have two grandsons and both are under 5 years old. Should I start IRAs for them?


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About Rob West

Rob West is the host of the nationally syndicated radio programs MoneyWise and The MoneyWise Minute heard on more than 900 radio outlets each day. Rob also serves as the President of Kingdom Advisors, an international community of financial professionals who are specialists in delivering biblically wise financial advice. Rob serves as primary spokesperson for the organization and gives leadership to organizational strategy.

A radio veteran, Rob previously co-hosted a live, call-in, financial radio program with his father from 1998 through 2008 at WAFG, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Rob has dedicated his professional career to working at the intersection of faith and finance having led a successful faith-based financial services firm, serving as the host of several radio programs on a biblical approach to finance, and speaking frequently on the topic. Rob and his wife, Julie, live in Marietta, GA with their four children.


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