We all know about the glass ceiling and all the challenges that women can face in the workplace. And we all know that there are a lot of things in politics, business and society that need to change to break down these obstacles. But let’s face it – these are big issues! And they’re not going to change overnight.
So, the question is: what can we do to help ourselves climb the career ladder?
This is just one of the questions that W-Tech aimed to answer. One workshop aimed to help attendees by informing them how to become more politically savvy – ran by Michelle Brailsford from Jupiter Consulting Group, the workshop gave a useful insight into how to become more of a political ‘animal’.
A survey that womenintechnology carried out last year showed that 77% of female technologists didn’t feel that they had the sufficient skills to manage politics effectively in the office – with over half saying they’d been a victim of sabotage or labelling. Handling office politics is obviously a big issue for female professionals, so we’ve put together a white paper based on Michelle’s presentation which will hopefully be of use! To get your hands on a free copy, just click here.