The 3 Barriers to Women's Progression
A thoughtful whitepaper on understanding ‘what are these barriers?’.
- Personal Barriers: how women present in the workplace. Whether that be reticence to put oneself forward for promotion or for visible, high profile assignments, not pushing to be heard during meetings, or trying to replicate ‘male’ models of leadership.
- Societal Barriers: the subtle and often unspoken societal and cultural cues and messages we all receive over our lifetimes which reinforce the ways in which men and women ‘ought’ to behave.
- Organisational Barriers: relate to hurdles experienced in the workplace. Some of these are ‘structural’ – such as experiences and networks which are more difficult for women to access – and others relate to organisational cultures and norms which disadvantage women.