This might not be something you know about me - well actually if you know me at all you won’t have missed it - I’m a little bit of a feminist. I came across this article recently and thought I would share it with you.
According to some senior blokes I've spoken to, Aussie chicks simply don't want the top jobs. Apparently, there's this whole bunch of women (I haven't met any, myself, mind you) who are constantly being offered the top jobs and knocking them back. Half their luck! I was always quietly told I was far too scary to promote.
Perhaps that's the problem: even talented, highly educated women just aren't quite right for the Aussie workplace – particularly in the top jobs. They're either too sweet, quiet and modest or just terrifyingly loud, aggressive and unfeminine. I mean, with the best will in the world, how could anyone in a responsible position promote people with such unhelpful personality traits? They just don't fit with most corporate cultures.
Why can't a woman be more like a man? at Smartcompany
Really what's going on that in 2012 this is still an issue? What would Mrs Banks say now? You know what I’m talking about ... don’t you girls!