The latest Conference Board of Canada report reveals that while women have what it takes to become effective leaders, they don’t advance to the top because they lack the ability to self-promote.
Tag: "career advancement"
It’s surprising how much we as a community think about what’s happening in a woman’s uterus. Focusing on your own reproduction makes sense. What troubles me is when the business community wants to talk about it, too. In fact, it seems impossible to talk about the advancement of women in business without someone dropping the word “baby” into the equation. I don’t know about you, but I think it’s high time companies take their eyes off our navels.
“Hot jobs” refer to the high-visibility projects, mission-critical roles, and international experiences that do most to advance the careers of talented employees regardless of gender. In a survey of 1,660 respondents, Catalyst found that more opportunities were given to men in these areas than women which helped shape the course of their careers.
The better you do something, the better the chances of success. Correct? We’ve been told that since kindergarten; do better, cross those “t”s, dot those “i”s. Few would argue that excellence brings rewards. So research that shows that girls tend to be better students than boys,that they grow up into women who are better at following the rules in business should translate into better career advancement for women compared to men.