I was surprised by a message in my inbox from a lady who, out of frustration, cried her heart out to me.
“I am in my early 30s, with a good experience of working with IT companies, I am really upset with the scenarios today. I have been promptly rejected by several companies just because I am married. They have their strict policies to hire more men and no women who are married or have kids. Career history doesn't matter, my experience is of no real worth because I am married now!”
This particular message, made it all boil down to a fact that education didn’t matter if you are born a woman.
Being in the managerial position at ProofHub, I am always eager to create an environment that would help women be empowered. And we follow the same here. With this, it was surprising to me that an imbalance against the women in the corporate workplace is still in existence. When looking at statistics, I think we still got a long way to go.
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Women empowerment is the need of the hour, be it in education, home, IT industries or the film industry. Emma Watson in her speech in 2014, talking about women empowerment, spoke of the cases when she was discriminated, treated and paid unequally for being a woman. Though slowly over the years, situations are changing as women are opting to work breaking through the glass ceiling, there is a lot to be done more.
You can take a number of steps to empower women at the workplace:
Let’s bring in a new era for girls and women empowerment. In the coming years, hope females go even further, reaching new heights that they haven’t yet seen. Organizations should do the purposeful by setting targets to get women into leadership roles. Create an equal-level playing field for both men and women.
Cheers to womanpreneur!
Vartika Kashyap is the Marketing Manager at ProofHub and has been one of the LinkedIn Top Voices in 2017. Her articles are inspired by office situations and work-related events. She likes to write about productivity, team building, work culture, leadership, entrepreneurship among others and contributing to a better workplace is what makes her click. Follow her on Linkedin.
Vartika is the Chief Marketing Officer at ProofHub. She has 6 Years experience in online digital marketing, brand optimization and SEO along with social media marketing and email marketing strategies. Vartika holds an MBA in Finance (Banking) & Marketing from the IBS Hyderabad.