GENDER PARITY MUSINGS IN THE WORKPLACE
Gender Parity Musings in the Workplace is a series of water cooler narrative and gender research on the daily struggles that women face seeking opportunities to develop and succeed. These stories of junior to mid-level women offer leaders an understanding of what to consider when attracting, retaining and advancing inclusion in the workplace. The LEAD Network’s vision is a diverse workforce where men and women are enabled to contribute their full potential and lead their organisations to the next level of value creation.
Birgit & the cats whiskers
Just short of 40, Birgit held together a home with three children, an overbearing husband she adored. She spent four years as a senior manager in the controlling department of a Canadian financial services company and wanted only one thing. Her boss’ job.
Leonie’s Masked maneuver
It was 8:15 and still cold outside, when I first saw Leonie smoking in a huddle with the rest of the inductees. A business student fresh out of the university, she had a loose bunch of papers under her arm and was hopping from one foot to the other in the wind.
Where Naima belongs
“Don’t be ridiculous. I can’t wear it to the office and I’m not going to wear it to the interview either.” Naima was shifting uncomfortably in her chair sipping her cappuccino. She was looking for a new position now that her contract was ending. With two young boys, an ambitious husband and her in-laws sharing a home, at 34 Naima seemed determined.