Sexism in the workplace isn’t always blatantly obvious. Sometimes it’s as simple as the woman in the office constantly being asked to make coffee or plan the office parties. Other times, it’s a woman being labeled as “bossy” instead of “ambitious.” Sexism can also present itself when a man uses pet names for women, like “sweetheart” or “honey.” There are many ways women can handle these situations, from pointing it out to teaming together.Continue reading
Guest article from singlemindconsulting.com
I look around the office and see an ocean of males. I see one woman in the office. She is our bookkeeper. As a web development company, we currently have zero software developers that are women. This was a shocking finding; yet not so shocking simultaneously. We’ve had female software developers in the past, but, as of now, none are in sight. I knew that female software developers were few and far between but hadn’t paid attention to what was right in front of me. I’ve worked in tech for 8+ years and very few of the many software developers that I have worked with have been female.
Guest article from nimbusmarketinggroup.com
Everyone has heard of the glass ceiling, but what exactly is it? The glass ceiling is an artificial barrier that prevents both women and minorities from being promoted to an executive or managerial level despite their accomplishments and achievements. The term has been used to describe the difficulties that women have been facing when trying to move up to higher roles in a company.Continue reading
Guest article from picktime.com.
An old saying “it is hard work that pays off” is relevant to some extent, but if you want to succeed my friend, play it smart!Continue reading
Guest article from zazmic.com.
While women have been instrumental in technological progress, the tech industry is still male-dominated. However, that does seem to be changing with time. Over the years, we have seen an increase in the number of women applying for STEM programs at university. It is also no secret that more and more women choose a career in the tech industry these days. Women hold various positions: developers, marketers, testers, HR, designers, etc.Continue reading
Women today, and especially those born between 1980 and 1994 — the Millennial Generation — make up the vast majority of university graduates and half of the educated workforce, according to a May 2016 report noted by the Chicago Tribune. However, despite major advancements in education and social perception of the “fairer sex,” women still face a number of obstacles in their fight for labor equality. Women continue to be paid less than their male counterparts, and have not made the progress rightfully expected in our modern society.Continue reading
It’s not always simple to just go for your dream job, especially with the unique challenges that women face in the workplace. From being overlooked for promotions and getting paid less money on the dollar than men, it’s safe to say being a working woman isn’t easy. Even though these facts can be discouraging, it is important that you still try to break through that glass ceiling and go for the career you want. Here are a few suggestions to help you along the way!