Do Professional Women Over 50 Have An Expiration Date? How Gendered Ageism Sabotages Women’s Careers
The expiration date for women may be unconscious and unintentional, but it is a reality that professional women face as they age in the workforce.
There’s little push back today on the importance of diversity and inclusion for business. The benefits include improving financial performance, leveraging talents, reflecting the marketplace, and increasing innovation and group performance.
There are many workplace obstacles for women and valid reasons to explain why women aren’t getting ahead.
But here’s the reality: We still haven’t accepted the fact that it takes more than our hard work and great performance to get promoted. It also takes political savvy.
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What Brain Science Teaches Us About What We’re Experiencing During The Pandemic And How We Can Cope, Survive, And Thrive.
The pandemic is here and here for the foreseeable future. That’s our reality. As professional women, we are learning to cope, trying our best to survive and take care of ourselves, our family, and our team. But at what price? Certainly, if you’re feeling exhausted,...
Women of all ages face many challenges in the workplace; equal pay, sexism, lack of flexibility and sponsorship and opportunity for advancement. Recent graduates beginning their careers, work hard to gain credibility and visibility in a competitive environment. Working mothers struggle to keep their careers on track and maintain their ambition with the demands of raising a family. And women of the baby boomer generation who started working in the 1970’s; the trailblazers who succeeded in male-dominated companies, also face new challenges.
Organizations across all geographies and industries are currently scrambling to adapt to the new demands of the pandemic. Business leaders have the difficult task of keeping their companies viable while providing an environment that is both safe for employees and conducive to fostering productivity.
Given the current pressure to stay home, I discovered a new desire to play the piano. Learning new skills stimulates your brain and brings me a sense of accomplishment and joy.
As we settle in to this new normal and remote work becomes a more standardized practice for how businesses run, individuals need to adjust their current strategies in order to stay visible and relevant in the workplace and ask how best to advance their careers.
To be successful as a leader, we need to determine a common goal and what our common interests are in achieving that goal and work together to make that happen. That requires strong diversity and inclusion efforts.