Friday, May 26, 2006

women's lib!

I was thinking about proof reading this post, but I really don't have time for it.
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When I travel to Finland, I notice there are almost as many women as men in high ranking positions such as director, CEO, even the president!
I guess it is probably similar in the rest of Northern Europe as well.

But here in North America, that's not what's exactly happening... It's such a struggle to grow as fast as men in a typical North American corporate environment. You have to compete with all the men (first the cocasions, and then the rest) and then all the non-colored, non-immigrant women! Well, I don't find it impossible for a woman to get to the director positions here, but for sure it is way harder than it is for women in more liberal European countries.

Take a look at this article: Hard Choice for Moms: Work or Stay Home?

"Mothers with the financial means have long had the choice to go back to work or stay home after the birth of their children. Today, however, more moms in all economic levels appear to be considering the stay home option - at least that's what some experts suspect when they point to recent population surveys, which show all female employment numbers declining after decades of sustained growth."
Why is this becoming a trend like there has never been any women's lib?
The other day in the office, I submit an improvement idea and I CC this guy at work - one of those young brit big bang hot shots whom everyone thinks of him as a flawless mastermind. 10 minutes after he sends this nice wikipage link for "an important improvement idea - effective immediately!" portraying my idea and there's no mention of me what so ever!! And of course he gets the credit!
I was just wondering... has the president of Finland have to deal with such male mentality while she was advancing her career?

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