You DECIDE…

The purpose of the Glass Ceiling is trying to make corporate living more egalitarian. A question that needs to be answered first.

Are women more prone to ennui at the workplace because they have the luxury and social backing of stepping away from the workplace?

Is this also the reason why there aren’t more women CEOs around?

Do women need to clean up their professional attitude?

AND NOTE – these questions are with regard to those women who voluntarily enter the workplace or those that involuntarily enter the corporate world and voluntarily stay on.

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3 thoughts on “You DECIDE…

  1. This seems to be greatest bias I have come across with respect to working women. People automatically “assume” because it’s a woman she won’t be serious about her job. I’d really like to known that all men are extremely good performers because well they are men? The general perception is Woman/ Mother/ Wife = Not interest in the job, working to pass time…the list is endless. I really don’t think so. On the contrary, I have to say a woman has to put twice the amount of work as the male colleagues only to prove that she is serious about the job even though she is a woman. And it is sad how they have to put in that extra effort all the time. Nobody questions the credibility of a married man, a father. He can be himself, rude to a colleague when he is upset, fire a subordinate. But if a woman does the same she is frustrated coz of her marital status or lack of it.

  2. This seems to be greatest bias I have come across with respect to working women. People automatically “assume” because it’s a woman she won’t be serious about her job. I’d really like to known that all men are extremely good performers because well they are men? The general perception is Woman/ Mother/ Wife = Not interest in the job, working to pass time…the list is endless. I really don’t think so. On the contrary, I have to say a woman has to put twice the amount of work as the male colleagues only to prove that she is serious about the job even though she is a woman. And it is sad how they have to put in that extra effort all the time. Nobody questions the credibility of a married man, a father. He can be himself, rude to a colleague when he is upset, fire a subordinate. But if a woman does the same she is frustrated coz of her marital status or lack of it. My question is does being a man automatically makes u a performer/ more serious/ dedicated? Even sad is the fact that women don’t stand up against this bias towards other female colleagues. Fact is even before we can think about women’s lib we’ll have to look within and change our own perceptions towards other working women. Only then can we demand the world to be fair to us.

  3. Limited to my work experience, I can make the following observations:

    Women, as far as work is concerned, are as professional as men are (probably even more).

    Men and women are prone ennui for different reasons.

    But among men, the perception that “women take it easy when it comes to work” is deep rooted. For a woman, she has to prove herself even more (probably twice over) in order to be entrusted with a responsibility / work / project.

    In this male dominated society, a woman CEO would have raised just more than eyebrows – say 10 or 20 years ago. These days the society is more at peace (dare I say)
    with the concept of ‘working women’. It is taking time and time will only tell!

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