James Sutherland, CEO, Cricket Australia says that the talent development pathway for women playing cricket is ‘a bit like the Eiffel Tower, and the men’s is like a pyramid.’ Catherine Fox says, ‘this sounds a lot like the pathway for women into senior management jobs in most organisations.’ I agree and explain why.
Society tells women in many ways that being feisty is not OK. Read about why it is OK & what to do when you’re told its not.
We expect a lot from women.
We want them to lead, manage, coordinate and juggle life, leadership and career. Often this results in women prioritising their career last in a long to do list. I want women to invest time and effort in themselves, their development and their fulfilment because I know, from my own experience, that understanding myself, my skills and how to use them effectively has positioned and propelled me into doing what I love and what the world needs. More women in leadership!
Here is the story of my year of living vulnerably. That’s a bit of a fib, it’s the story of my first year of living vulnerably and why. This article is an exercise in vulnerability because it’s the first time I have publicly shared my journey.
What do you cause? When I ask this question of individual people or groups that I am speaking to, there is often a sea of blank looks, silence and sometimes a bit of muttering. I’d like leaders to reflect on this question much more often.