Meghan Casserly writes a great blog called Girl Friday at Forbes.com. A recent post highlights the struggles that women have in advancing their careers, especially in light of the specialized advice they receive. Learnings from the Catalyst study The Myth of the Ideal Worker show that although women engage in activities like mentoring, networking and actually asking for what they want, they still do not receive promotional opportunities on par with their male peers.
It’s actually quite depressing to hear. It’s like saying I went on a diet, I did more exercise than the other guy, I even took some crazy weight loss pills that made me grow a beard and I’m STILL 10 pounds overweight and he lost 20 without doing a thing! Here’s my spin…It’s depressing if you want exactly what the other guy has.