A recent Catalyst report reveals that women working in Asia do not have enough workplace flexibility to meet their work-life needs. As a result, their career aspirations are affected.
Why this idea that ambition evaporates as soon as the epidural wears off? I presume some of this misperception stems from the additional time constraints placed on working parents. While many women seek a balance between their work and personal lives, increasingly, so do men.
For many people, infertility remains to some degree a source of embarrassment or a sign of failure. Adding that stress to existing obligations can spell disaster. Only those forced into the world of infertility realize how common it is.
Most office professionals have had to sit through a presentation on conflict mediation, but honestly most of the things that annoy us aren’t worth involving someone from HR. So in the hopes of nipping office conflict in the bud, Deborah Sweeney offers her advice on how to deal with the little quirks that make office life interesting.
When the issue of work-life balance existed only in the domain of magazines that we skimmed through while waiting for a manicure, it was easy to dismiss. Now that it has become a mainstream, real-world cliche, this is a good time to break the association between work-life balance and women’s careers.
Treating pregnant women and mothers more leniently than other employees is not desirable. The view that pregnant women and mothers deserve special treatment may appear feminist, but it actually serves the interests of those who want women pregnant and at home while daddy wins the bread.
Shattering the glass ceiling means you have to be prepared to bleed. Prospective medical students are asked, when they fill out their medical school application: are you sure you’re ok with the sight of blood? Female doctors need to ask themselves — what if it’s your own?
Professionals who crave career satisfaction while actually enjoying their lives turn to this notion of a 20-hour work week. Can you maintain your career in less than half the average work week or is the concept right up there with purple, flying elephants and true pay equity? Femmeonomics investigates.