Three weeks ago I returned to work. This was the first time I saw anyone other than family or friends for the past eight months and to make matters worse, I was starting a new job. I wondered how would I find the “new me” when venturing into the world of being a working mum.
For far too long the image of women portrayed in the media has been lacking in diversity. Open any glossy magazine or online news site and you’ll find an abundance of slim, white women, when in reality women come in all shapes, sizes and colours.
Let’s face it…it’s a tough old world, and in my book, although women have come SO far (and there are so many good things about being a women these days) sometimes being a women is not all it’s cracked up to be. In my view, we are stuck in a strange no-man’s land of progress and the seeming inability for us to move any further forward.
The gender pay gap falls to 5 percent for millennials in their 20s – but women still face a severe “pay penalty” over the course of their lifetime.
I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions and this is why, but I have vowed to make 2017 a year of positive change. As a twenty-something-year-old woman trying to forge a successful career I’ve already experienced some of the inequalities that still exist in our modern world. From having to tolerate sexist ‘banter’ to earning less money than my male peers I‘ve experienced first-hand the impact of working in a male-dominated environment.
How ‘managing up’ will help springboard your career and drive positive business outcomes.
From a healthy work / life balance to supporting other women, The Ambitionist takes a look a 15 traits of successful business women