Posted on April 20th, 2016 by Jane
Almost any study you read will say at some point that women lack confidence and cite it as one of the reasons why we don’t progress further into senior management.
There are lots of reasons why we don’t progress. This is the main one:
It’s hard to feel confident at work when everything you bring to the table as a woman is subtly, subconsciously viewed as second best, by both genders often, because you’re not a chap, and because you bear children. Men designed our business world and they made the rules. Many organisations still (unconsciously-biased or otherwise) reward male type behaviour, whatever gender it comes from.
It’s hard to be confident in your ability when you’re not comfortable in your skin. The good news is lots of forward thinking organisations recognise that what women bring is of value, and improves the bottom line; they are taking steps to address this inherent bias and one day soon (I live in hope) this will be a very redundant post. Until then, keep on keeping on and remember, it’s not you, it’s them!
If you’d like to speak a day thinking about you and the next step in your brilliant career, come and join us on Speak Up in May. We have a few places left but be quick!
Posted on April 16th, 2016 by Jane
The media coverage of the recent Royal tour of India may have set back gender equality by decades!
Posted on April 15th, 2016 by Jane
Watch this amazing video of 74 year old Aretha Franklin. Stupendous. If this is what older women can do I cannot wait.
Posted on April 6th, 2016 by Jane
Nice women don’t het ahead. Being nice is bad for your career? What?
Posted on March 30th, 2016 by Jane
Have you spent much time thinking about what’s best for you in your career or business? Are you ambitious for yourself? Much has been written about women’s ambition, or lack of it. There are a lot of reasons why women don’t hold an equal number of positions in power as men and ambition is the very tip of a huge iceberg. See below: Recent research from Bain and Company demonstrates that men and women have the same level of
Posted on March 23rd, 2016 by Jane
Speaking Up at work, part 2. Fear often holds us back from saying what we need or want to say. It also is holding back our career. These tips will help you both speak up and advance your career or business.