“There is a disconnect between women’s confidence in their skills and abilities (which is often high) and their confidence in their ability to navigate the system to achieve the recognition and advancement they feel they deserve.
Self-advocacy is a big part of this, and it is identified by many women in the study as the biggest barrier to their advancement.”
Amy Gideon – head of women’s leadership programme, Barnard college, New York
Today’s women can, and do, have control over the way they contribute to societal and business challenge solutions and can overcome the existing “silencing” paradigm. First, though, they must recognise their own cultural conditioning and also clearly see the biased environment in which they participate.
Women’s ability to influence and enable meaningful change is critical to both their progress and its sustainability.
Make sure you and the Millennial women you care about, are fully aware and knowledgeable of the “real” issues and can better prepare to navigate them – so they can self-advocate, so they can speak and so they can be heard!