What gender barriers have you encountered at work?
|I heard from an associate on Linked In that she did not have gender issues in getting hired to her tech job and has found great women mentors in her field who have provided great mentor-ship. Her college adviser was also a wonderful mentor and is now a great friend.She has encountered one important issue in working with the predominantly male professionals in her office.
On a number of occasions the men were allowed to get additional training and opportunities, but when it was her turn, she was refused the same opportunity. This has been going on for a number of years and she is looking for other opportunities. The problem, though, is that they other jobs would require her to leave the area and uproot her family.
How can women get the additional training they need to advance?
She is doing part-time work a friend’s company, but there is not enough work there for her to quit her other job, since she is the main breadwinner for her family. “Needless to say, it is stressful,” she says.