In the newest segment of the Broad Experience, a show on women, workplace, and success, Ashley Milne-Tyte , a regular contributor to Femme-O-Nomics, leans in.
Despite the kerfuffle that has accompanied the release of her book Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg certainly deserves kudos for spending a lot of her time and reputational capital by bringing the issues of women’s advancement to the fore, argues Stephanie MacKendrick.
Women in Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC) are ambitious, educated, and talented. But they also deal with family “pulls” and workplace “pushes” that impede their career advancement.
On November 15, Leah Eichler, founder and principal of femme-o-nomics, launched r/ally – a mobile app that allows women to set goals and then connect with others in order to accept advice or offer support. Whether the objective is career based or personal, the app allows women to connect and make their goals a reality.
Resistors include the self talk that gets in your way and holds you back from getting into action. Unless you bring them to the surface and let go of them, they will hold you back from achieving success. Great leaders are aware of their resistors and have a process for letting them go. Here is an approach that works.
It dawned on me that I wanted to be the perfect mom and perfect employee and I’m not. I’m OK with that. At least, I’m trying to be. Sure, the particulars of an important conversation may keep me awake at night and a typo may set off a stream of self-berating, internal dialogue. But this assumption that every part of our life, from work to kids to our homes, must remain impeccable dooms us to constant disappointment. Isn’t it time we kicked the perfectionism habit?
Women now place greater importance on a higher paying career than men and surpass men in college enrollment and completion, according to a Pew study. Contributing to this argument with frightening implications, a recent story in Slate magazine illustrated the lengths to which some families will go to conceive a daughter. The days where having a son meant a promise of a secure future for parents appears to have evaporated, like the rotary phone.
Ladies, listen up! If you want to advance in your career, your wedding plans are going to have to wait. Selena Rezvani, writing for Forbes, examines the reasons why a growing number of women are choosing not to walk the aisle: Getting married has a detrimental effect on a woman’s career. She cites that while women are ready for the “give and take of marriage” like using their husband’s names and moving when their husband’s careers call for it, most of them end up compromising too much. This has led many to completely abandon the thought of getting married.
Academics from the University of Leicester School of Management and Essex Business School at the University of Essex revealed that the women working in a hedge fund in London struggled at each stage in their adult life in the company.