A mother is not an ideal worker, and why that matters for everyone

In my experience the term ‘best person for the job’ has been used to rationalise why people are hired, promoted, rewarded and recognised. This is seemingly justified by skills and attributes listed on paper, or even by hiring for ‘cultural fit’. Yet this term ‘best’ is informed by unconscious subtexts that shape decision-making. It isContinue reading “A mother is not an ideal worker, and why that matters for everyone”

The inequalities of motherhood

I’ve started my PhD research with feminism and women’s rights in general, keeping an eye out for maternal issues. I went into this topic naïve. Surely we’ve come a long way with equality? What do we need feminism for? Apparently I’m not alone in this assumption that women actually have equal rights and that theContinue reading “The inequalities of motherhood”

From Motherhood to Leadership

In 2019 I begin my PhD. It’s going to take me 3-4 years.   I propose to bring together three streams of research; learning, leadership, and feminine studies, to understand, and make recommendations around, how to better design leadership development programs for women leaders, specifically mothers, and close the gender gap.   We know thatContinue reading “From Motherhood to Leadership”