Posted on January 24th, 2017 by Jane
There is masses of research on why we don’t yet have gender equality. Relax, though, I’m not going to repeat it all (although to be honest you can find much of it within the pages of this blog as regular readers know).
There are a myriad of reasons. Some we can’t change, at least not on our own. Some we can challenge by just being aware of them an not accepting the status quo. Some are about our own unconscious biases about what is appropriate and what is not. Below are 4 reasons identified by women themselves as holding them back from pursuing senior roles:
Low ambitions and expectations
Lack of self belief and confidence
A cautious approach to pursuing career opportunities
A less than straightforward career path
What do you think? Do any of these apply to you? And if so, what can you do to enhance your options? An hour or two consciously planning now can reap huge dividends in the future. Be the best that you can be!
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Posted on January 20th, 2017 by Jane
Alex Morgan is a footballer with a great ambition. Put simply, she doesn’t just want to be the best she can be. She wants to be the very best in the World. Inspiring stuff! The first in our ‘Friday Lunchtime Inspiration’ reads.
Posted on January 17th, 2017 by Jane
Unconscious bias exists within us all but did you know that if women write something with a man they (the women) get penalised? Check out this piece of research from Harvard University, and make sure your voice gets heard.
Posted on January 10th, 2017 by Jane
Men and women talk differently. Obviously…however at work that difference can be disadvantaging us women. Yet we don’t want to become parodies of men, or lose our own style. There is one habit that it is really good to break, though. And it’s this…
Posted on January 5th, 2017 by Jane
Setting ‘SMART’ goals may not be a smart move for you. Being ‘realistic’ and ‘achievable’ may not get you as far as thinking grand and wonderful. Here is one compelling reason why it might be time for a change.
Posted on December 28th, 2016 by Jane
To succeed women generally have to outperform men. Women are held to a different and higher standard. Do you have this bias within yourself? Is it holding you back from a fabulous and successful 2107?