The regular readers of this blog know that I’ve started a new section on this blog around the topic of Women at work / working women.
Here’s the thing | Being a working woman, I regularly read on this subject – simply because it enable and equips me to appreciate and understand multi-dimensional issues, and possible solutions. I can safely say that there is a lot of literature on this subject, and a lot lot lot more is required. Many times when I read something, I wish someone had shared it with me much earlier. The thing about reading is that “timing sometimes makes all the difference“. So on this blog, I’ll be periodically sharing a round-up of articles for your reading – hoping that the timing is right – for both you and me
I’ll structure them into 3 sections
Section 1 – Worth a Read | News, Views, Opinions and Perspectives related to women at work
In work reviews, women are criticized for personality rather than performance First she studies, then she gets a job, then she performs. And lastly, you are criticized for your personality! How much better can it get. An interesting article which highlights the differences between how men and women are appraised
Women company directors: can quotas change the status quo? A Forbes article on Quotas and gender diversity language in corporate governance codes do result in a higher percentages of women directors
Gender Inequality’s Latest Victim: Flex-Time Requests Very interesting read since it highlights how flex-time requests are viewed for men and women, and how a woman’s career is impacted, even though flex-time is her crying need today.
Section 2 – Worth a Share | Resources to enable, empower and equip women in your work and beyond
Book – Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology BY Vivek Wadhwa and Farai Chideya is the voice of hundreds of great women and aims to motivate and inspire thousands more to join the innovation economy–and better the world.
Pink Petro initiative Very interesting initiative as the 1st online social media platform built by the energy sector for “women, girls and diversity advocates
Springboard An ecosystem where influencers, investors, and innovators meet to build great women-led businesses. Their 562 women-led companies have raised $6.5 billion, including 11 IPOs.
Section 3 – Worth a Thought | Writings which compel you to think, reflect and introspect
Why do you think women should work? What are the top 10 / 20 / 30 reasons? Here’s an answer
Are you a mom looking for a business idea? Here is a fantastic list of 25 ideas
Why is it so hard for working women in India? A perspective on multi-dimensional issues
Quitting your job to find your passion?An honest encounter of a working woman, the considerations / deliberations when you quit after a decade of work life
NOTE: If you think this post could enable / equip / empower another woman as she navigates her path at work and in life, please share. Thanks for reading me!
Enjoy your weekend!