Women hitting their own glass ceilings – Hillary Clinton Part 2

Continuing our series on Hillary Rodham Clinton – Keynote at QE Theatres March 5 2014
HilaryClintonPart 2 – Women hitting their own glass ceilings

My March 12 blog post on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inspirational keynote last month, focused on the Economics of Inclusion and the key role women play in increasing GDP performance in economies where women are participating drivers and leaders.

Another key message from Clinton was the ‘internal ceilings,’ the limitations and boundaries that women create for ourselves.

Everyone is familiar with the concept of the ‘glass ceiling’ referring to the externals barriers that women encounter in management, executive and board room circles.

However, in addition to suffering these career stubbing ‘external’ spoilers, it seems women are doing a fine job of holding ourselves back through our own ‘internal ceilings’ and boundaries.

Too often, a woman’s first reaction, when offered a better job or a promotion is to question whether she is capable or qualified enough to fulfill the requirements.

A friend once sabotaged her own success in a promising position, by speaking candidly about her own ‘self -perceived’ weakness in an area of the job that would be a rather minor aspect of her executive position. She did this because Continue reading…

The Economics of Inclusion, Good for Everyone, Good for GDP – Hilary Clinton Part 1

Last Wednesday, March 5, Hillary Rodham Clinton presented a keynote address to an enthusiastic full house at the Q.E. Theatre.

 

With International Woman’s Day (March 8) close on the tail of the occasion, many local women entrepreneurs were in the house to be wowed by the former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State’s message regarding women, their role and position in the world.

Hillary Clinton highlighted the long and arduous road travelled by women and girls, especially those in developing countries to get to a place called ‘equal’. Moreover, she spoke about the documented and measurable economic benefits reaped in countries and cultures where women are included in, rather than Continue reading…