Tactics for women to overcome obstacles in career development and shatter the glass ceiling
- Quality Progress
- April 2021
- Volume 54 Issue 4
- pp. 32-39
- Paulise, Luciana
- Biztorming Training and Consulting and The We Culture, Beaumont, TX
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Women always have faced unique career development challenges, and COVID-19 has only exacerbated the situation. The author offers four strategies for women to overcome these obstacles: form or participate in minority networks and support groups; identify fears that hold them back; find a mentor, sponsor or executive coach; and play to their own strengths. Organizations have responsibilities, too, to support their employees, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, and create a diverse and psychologically safe work environment.