Kati French replied to the topic GovHelp: Why Are Women Less Satisfied With Gov Than Men? in the forum Human Resources 8 years, 12 months ago
I think this is a really interesting and compelling issue/problem, but there isn’t any easy answer. I agree with the above comments stating that most of the dissatisfaction comes from the continued endorsement of the good ol’ boy network, but also, in addition to that are two things I think are equally large issues. 1) Women who manage to rise to managerial positions are often not as respected as their male counterparts. If they hold personnel, especially men working for them, to high standards, they are often seen as “ball busting” or “man haters.” This is highly discouraging to females who may wish to achieve and eventually be in those positions. 2) Maybe not as PC as some would like, but failure of women to rise and achieve in the workplace at the same level and to the same degree as men still has some to do with the women themselves. I’ve never been prevented from achieving anything I set my mind out to do. I’m certainly not saying that those glass ceilings don’t exist, however, I’m saying that the goal is still achievable.
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