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It has certainly been a busy week when it comes to female related news. So many things have caught my eye that I have wanted to blog about, I don’t know where to start. So I’ll start at the beginning!
this article in HR magazine saying that over a third of young female employees suffer from bullying at work. This abuse ranges from excessive monitoring to insulting remarks and two thirds of the women affected said the bullying came from more senior women.
At first I found this shocking, but then I recalled some quotes we’ve had over the years from women who have faced problems, not from their male managers, but from female colleagues, and realised that maybe the problem of women vs women is more prevalent than
we thought. So I pulled out some quotes from female technologists that we have surveyed over the last couple of years that have touched on this issue:
Of course there are lots of women that have faced problems from male colleagues too, especially in IT as it’s such a male dominated field. But it struck me how many women were working against each other, when in fact female solidarity is crucial if we want
to work together and break the glass ceiling. We need more positive female role models, encouraging women and helping them, not providing yet another obstacle.
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19 Mar 2009
This post is from a series of posts in the group:
A community for all professionals in IT dedicated to encouraging and empowering women who are currently working in the technology sector.
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