Category Archives: Women & Work

Don’t put me in that box (Part 3): when you’re most likely to be ‘boxed’

As I mentioned in part 1& 2 (here), for part of my PhD research I interviewed senior women leaders in Australia (working in traditionally ‘male’ industries) surrounding how they think they’re see by their co-workers, and if/how they attempt to manage the … Continue reading

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Don’t put me in that box! (Part 1)

One of the topics I research is how our thoughts about how others see us (also called ‘meta-perceptions’), can influence us when at work. Takes a second to get your head around. For example, lets say you’re working in your … Continue reading

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Having a daughter has made me much more attuned to the media and how it represents women. I never really gave it all much thought before Emily came along. I always assumed I was pretty immune to the antics of … Continue reading

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I wish I didn’t care

Two questions to think about: 1. How often do you think about how others see you? 2. How much do you care? How we think others see us can have a big impact our thoughts, emotions, and behaviour (1,2). That … Continue reading

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The Queen Bee Syndrome

A few posts ago I provided some links to articles that profess that we ‘prefer’ to work for me – that women tend to be more difficult as bosses (already I’m not in total agreement an naturally want to stir … Continue reading

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We prefer to work for men?

I wouldn’t consider myself a blazing feminist. I like to think of myself an ‘equalist’ – I think that everyone – white, black, asian, indian, women, men, etc all deserve a fair chance in business (and of course everywhere else, … Continue reading

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