There’s a lot of talk about female empowerment these days. Listening to a lot of it, one would assume that it’s something that needs to be given or allowed by the patriarchal status quo. Yet more might suggest that it’s something that should be taken by force from a society that’s withholding it. For many of us, however, empowerment is neither something that can be given, nor taken but rather, it’s something that needs to be realized. Realization is a very personal journey and with this in mind, female empowerment becomes self empowerment on a gender-wide scale. There’s something satisfying about the image of women all over the world that the power was inside them all along. Of course, female empowerment is as much a sociological and economic issue as a personal one, with a gender pay gap that looks set to continue for centuries. Change, however great, is made up of the actions of individuals. Continue reading
Creating gender equality in the workplace is a goal for many employers. However, it can be more difficult than you first think. Even when employers think they are doing the right thing, they could be making mistakes that prevent equal opportunities for everyone. If you want to support women in the workplace, there are many things you could do to help them. From your recruitment process to how you deal with time off work, taking a good look at how you as an employer do things can reveal some barriers that you perhaps did not even realize were there. Check out some of these ways to support women at work. Continue reading
Although women in the workplace have come on in leaps and bounds since the dark days of the past, let’s face it – there is still a lot of work to do. Sadly, there are plenty of industries that, for many different reasons, are completely dominated by men to this day. And if you’re the kind of girl that loves technology, engineering, or just straight leadership in any industry, it’s a tough world out there right now.
But you can survive – and, indeed, thrive. Here are a few of the things you’ll need to do if you want to excel in a male-dominated industry. Let’s get started with the absolute basics. Continue reading