Women, Career Desire and how to avoid unnecessary sacrifice

Women, Career Desire and how to avoid “Unnecessary Sacrifice” along the way

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Diversity and Inclusivity were certainly words high on the agenda in 2017 and over the course of the year I was involved in many conversations that looked at barriers for young professional women says Kate Boorer from employerabilty.com

My observations from these conversations with industry bodies, board members, young professional women and organisations focusing on gender diversity are that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution.

Consistently over the year I posed the questions: “Is it that young women can’t pursue more senior career opportunities i.e. don’t have the skills, experience or opportunities? Or is it that they don’t have the desire to do so?”

To date, most gender diversity initiatives have focused on the first of these two questions by implementing training and development programs, mentor relationships and internal working groups aimed at removing roadblocks. Few have focused on the very important matter of desire.  Read more


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