‘Success is how high you bounce when you hit rock bottom’
– General George Patton
In today’s society, more women are choosing not to have children and are solely focused on career. Women often find themselves in careers that they were encouraged to pursue, often times by their families. This may leave them in professions that do not feel incredibly rewarding for them. As they begin to climb the corporate ladder, achieving professional and financial success, they often find that they are often not living their own lives. Perhaps you have asked yourself, “Is this all there is?” This issue can often times be that they aren’t sure what their options are, or even what their passions are, and can struggle to figure out what’s next.
Women can frequently experience a “glass ceiling” in many areas of their professional lives and this can be frustrating. Discrimination and sexual harassment are alive and well in corporate America. Women often feel inadequate and can suffer feelings of anger, sadness, and resentment resulting in depression, anxiety or feelings of failure. Learning how to navigate that can considerably enhance a women’s self esteem, as well as her performance at work.
Men may also struggle with how to work with women in the workplace. Men often times do not have a sense of how to navigate the softer skills in their female colleagues, which can lead to conflict within the work environment. Learning how to work together and accept the differences between men and women can have a significant impact on the performance of both the executive team itself, as well as its supporting professionals.