Historically in sports, women have had and continue to have many obstacles to overcome. They often have been scrutinized for their appearance; either criticized for their lack of femininity or hyper-sexualized in the media and on the cover of magazines. Before the passage of Title IX in 1972, about 1 in 27 women participated in sports.Read More
Workplace diversity, or a lack thereof, is an issue that many companies struggle with. Women in technical or leadership roles, in particular, are far outnumbered by their male counterparts in most companies. Solving this issue requires employers to make a major shift in how they recruit, hire, support, and promote women.
Martha Hernandez is a proud founder and CEO of madeBOS.com, an innovative AI-powered platform designed to provide smart career development solutions.Read More
Many highly successful women battle with self-doubt. They secretly think that their success is due to luck, that they’re not qualified for the positions they hold, or that they’re failing at their job. These beliefs are unfounded and inaccurate and are symptoms of imposter syndrome.
The outdated expectation that women are supposed to be nice, polite, and well-mannered has led to way too many women apologizing way too much. Excessive apologizing isn’t only unnecessary, it can negatively affect your professional image.Read More
A strong network makes it easier to get things done at work and to navigate your way up the career ladder. People in your network can be a source of new ideas and valuable advice.Read More
Feeling rejected or marginalized at work can be a painful and difficult experience. Although you may feel defeated in the moment, being marginalized can be an opportunity for learning and self-growth.Read More
The gender gap in the technology sector is a well-known issue. Even those tech companies that are truly invested in hiring and retaining women continue to struggle to close the gap. In fact, a PwC survey showed that Silicon Valley and the surrounding cities have pay gaps ranging from 18 to 22 percent.Read More
Sophia Arenas is a women’s basketball coach with an M.A. in Kinesiology in the San Francisco Bay Area. The article is drawn from an email interview about the challenges women face as athletic trainers and suggestions about how to overcome them.Read More