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Archive for the ‘Women in Leadership’ Category

Appreciating Diversity: Have you got a Male or Female Brain?

Posted by Bronia Szczygiel

Are you playing small?

Posted by Bronia Szczygiel

Today I simply want to share one of my favourite pieces of writing – I often quote it on our Women in Management and our Leadership training.

Often wrongly attributed to Nelson Mandela, it is actually by Marianne Williamson and is taken from her book Return to Love.

Entitled Our Deepest Fear it’s a powerful call for us to be the best that we can be in this life.

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Seeing the Glass Ceiling

Posted by Bronia Szczygiel

I remember several years ago debating with a CEO on the shocking lack of senior women in an organisation I worked in. After a frustrating time trying to convince him of the unconscious bias women faced in a male dominated workplace, he asked me what I thought the main problem was.

I said that maybe women just weren’t as intelligent or capable as men.
“I don’t believe that for a minute!” he said, totally shocked.
“Neither do I” I hit back, “and that’s my point!”

If it’s not a lack of intelligence or capability then something else is at work.
And it’s appropriately called a glass ceiling because it’s really difficult to see.

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