Changing your mindset about Women
In its infancy in countries mired with notions that prevent workplace gender equality and in possible teens in the so called developed economies, work place gender equality practices still leave much desired.
Over the past few years, many networks have emerged to effect policies that lead to specifying a direction that will lead to economies sans of gender based discrimination at all levels. However, how successful these policy statements are across execution is clearly not determined.
The focus of governments is to establish policies, government funded institutions execute these in parts - however the implementation on ground is not something that either of these institutions can augur with their resources. The implementation of gender equality starts with you and I.
How many times has the prospect of a resource who is a woman deterred the Human Resources managers ( even women ) to reconsider the candidature? Have you as women ever been asked of your commitment to a career before being considered for a job?
In many global corporations, executives perceive women to be of a greater risk for senior positions, do not give women constructive feedback that would help them grow or improve, or increasingly fail to offer working mothers opportunities that come with more travel and stress.
A survey conducted by one of the big five consulting companies earlier this year indicates that although a majority of women who make it to senior roles have a real desire to lead, few think they have meaningful support to do so, and even fewer think they’re in line to move up the corporate ladder.