Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Can women win at work?

I would like to think so. Here are some good starting points for women specifically:

There are some areas that we need to address as a society:
  • Women get paid less for the same work.
  • The lower pay is "explained" by a less prestigious job title.
  • Women are perceived as likely to quit because of reproductive and childrearing concerns.
  • Women find it tougher to get into the "old boys' network"--we can't talk about business at the urinal. (Or the football game, the golf course--substitute your favorite non-taboo mostly-guys activity.)

But there are some specific things individual women can do to boost career success. Things they've been trained not to do:

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