MANAGEMENT: Therapy for Sexists

Since passage of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, the Government has been able to win big money settlements from major corporations for discriminating against women employees. Today, partly to avoid such costly lawsuits, many concerned employers are trying to do justice by their female workers, but how are they to rid themselves of rigid policies and largely unconscious prejudices formed over decades? That is where Barbara Boyle, 37, and Sharon Kirkman, 32, come in.

Both got their start working to set up "affirmativeaction" programs to create a better employment climate...