Women are not the problem, it is often the employer that creates barriers that create these situations. In fact, as mothers, we offer valuable solutions, ideas and creativity to drive the world of work. Women have more career disruptions early in their career since they are often the primary carer for children or relatives.
Work is best done when people bring different outlooks and can view a problem from a different angle. The move towards supporting the ‘easy to ignore’ rather than the ‘hard to reach’ groups means that there is still a lot more work to be done in diversity work.
Work and Pay
Men appear to receive significantly higher renumeration packages during the middle part of their careers, compared to female counterparts. Women are more likely to be employed part-time but many feel this damages their career and some feel they have been overlooked for promotion.