Changing the outdated term Secretary to Administrative Assistant on Wagner College Campus

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Discrimination against women in the workplace is a problem that has been unaddressed for centuries. It has been brought to my attention that for several years women employees on the Wagner College campus have been trying to discard the outdated title secretary. The term secretary has an unwanted stigma of simple work, submissiveness, and the idea of the workplace being the “man’s world”. Due to the lack of overall support, their request to have the title changed to administrative assistant was previously denied. In support of this, we want to start a campus-wide petition, that will be open to students and employees, to have this title changed. Having small things like this altered can improve an individuals’ work atmosphere along with helping them feel more appreciated and respected.



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