7 Myths about Women and Work by Catherine Fox PDF

By Catherine Fox

ISBN-10: 1742241174

ISBN-13: 9781742241173

Being a girl, elevating young ones, succeeding in a management function and dwelling a whole existence continues to be a tall order in smooth Australia should you do not take place to be impressive. Being a lady on a board, operating an ASX best –listed corporation, or working a central authority division is still an exception instead of the norm. regardless of the growth made in the direction of a fairer office, within the dialogue in regards to the loss of girls on forums or the dimensions of the space among males and women's pay, drained excuses are recycled. Catherine Fox labels those the seven myths approximately ladies and paintings.

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I also know virtually no women who believe they are innately less capable of doing their job because of their gender, that they deserve lower pay for doing the same work as a man or ultimately that being female is a marker of inferiority. The myths have survived because they are fuelled by these quite fundamental but unspoken beliefs. Meanwhile, despite some renewed vigour, there is also still much work to be done in putting this topic back on the agenda and legitimising the entire debate in the business sector, instead of tinkering around the edges.

Meanwhile, despite some renewed vigour, there is also still much work to be done in putting this topic back on the agenda and legitimising the entire debate in the business sector, instead of tinkering around the edges. It takes real guts to counter the accepted wisdom and speak out, and it can be risky too, as many women (and some male sympathisers) have learnt to their detriment. Whingeing women are universally loathed, and in Australia there’s nothing more derided than a bolshie woman. Having our first woman prime minister was hailed as a breakthrough, but it has also proved a somewhat depressing example of how far we have to go to dismantle our traditional notions about women and formal leadership and the double standards the myths help to support.

While she believes that a meritocracy may be the stated objective, it is important to understand the influence of our models of what a leader and leadership look like, and how this is shaped by informal beliefs and attitudes linked to our social and cultural expectations. Women are still not seen as authority figures, are often less visible because of flexible work arrangements, and are more reluctant to put themselves forward for development opportunities due to family constraints. But even if they are in fact keen to pursue a career, the odds against them making the pool of contenders are pretty bad and reflect a lot of covert discrimination which is known as ‘second generation’ gender bias.

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