There’s been a change in the wind these past couple of years. One could say it’s the Lean In revolution or a bi-production of social media communities. It has the vibe of empowerment, the power of gumption and the voice of equality – Women are taking over.
Countless articles are published daily that discuss the disparity of income between men and women, the lack of women in management, and especially board level jobs. It’s so frequent that the statistics can be redundant, yet this news is moving. It’s moving corporations across North America to be accountable to their hiring practices. It’s forcing transparency in different schools and companies. People are asking why?
Consideration for Promotion
With this conversation sparked, being considered for a promotion has never been better. I’m not saying that because you’re a woman you’ll get promoted. However, this conscious awareness of women in the workplace, coupled with your own track record of success (plus a good ability to communicate and interview well) will make your chances for promotion very high.
Getting your foot in the door
Interested in working for a new company? Recruiters are constantly being told to keep an eye out for strong, female talent. If you do not know someone working at a firm you’re interested in, try not to worry. Reaching out to recruiters and asking questions is a great start. I suggest asking about the company, culture and percentage of women in leadership roles – it is a great ice breaker and shows how cognizant you are of being well represented in your career as a woman.
Luckily we are no longer in a corporate world where shoulder pads and boxy outfits are the norm. We live in such a diversified time in history where options of what to wear to work are immense. I personally enjoy the luxury of wearing jeans to work in my day job and love wearing a simple blouse with an eye catching statement necklace.