Three prongs that make a difference for women’s careers (Changeboard)
By Dr. Wanda Wallace
Women still have a ways to go until they are advancing in their careers at the same rate as men. We see discrepancies in terms of representation in top management and pay. Despite good intentions, differences remain. As with many issues in career development and demographics, the solutions are neither simple nor one-dimensional.
Over the years of coaching women and advising companies on how to help more women advance in their careers, I’ve developed a three-pronged approach to solving the problem. In order to remedy the situation we need to give women three legs to stand on. We need to support women in owning their own careers, engage managers in supporting women and make sure corporate processes facilitate the development of female leaders.