Mother and Professional: Double Challenge

Women must fight machismo both in their social life as in their working environments, where their mother role is stereotyped.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

In the competition for growing in leadership roles, women have two tasks: they must struggle against organizations ruled by "machismo", and they must face stereotypes for their role as mothers.

A Deloitte study called "Perspectives for women in directive and managerial positions in Costa Rican companies, in relation to their labor experience", revealed that 53% of women in managerial positions believe that in most companies, the conditions for achieving leadership positions are not the same for both sexes.



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