Hybrid Work and Women – Balancing Ambition with Flexibility – Podcast Episode 16

Podcast • February 20, 2024

Summary:

In today’s episode of Elevate Your Career, Nicole is joined by Kim Jones, CEO of Kim Jones Alliance and a transformational career coach, in a dynamic discussion on the state of women in the workplace, debunking prevalent myths and examining the findings of a recent McKinsey report. They explore the persistent underrepresentation of women in leadership and tackle misconceptions about women’s ambitions, addressing how societal expectations and biases shape women’s career trajectories. The conversation also touches on the nuanced challenges women face in tech and other male-dominated industries, highlighting the impact of microaggressions and the importance of fostering inclusive, supportive work environments.

Kim elaborates on her approach to career coaching, emphasizing the significance of developing new skills, professional networks, and personal practices for women. She explains how her work involves guiding organizations in implementing culture transformation solutions that champion diversity and inclusion, creating high-performing work environments. The discussion also underscores the importance of mentorship and sponsorship for women, and the role of organizational policies in advancing or hindering women’s career progress.

Kim and Nicole critically examine the effects of remote work and the potential biases that might emerge with the shift back to office-based work. They discuss how this transition could disproportionately affect women and other underrepresented groups, emphasizing the need for companies to be mindful of diversity and inclusion in their return-to-office strategies. The conversation concludes with Kim offering insights on effective remote work practices and the importance of intentional communication and engagement in hybrid work environments.

Join Nicole and Kim for this fascinating and inspiring conversation!

Enjoy!

 

What You Will Learn In This Show:

  • Debunking the common misconception that women are becoming less ambitious, and why women, especially younger ones, are as ambitious as men but seek more flexibility in their careers.
  • How microaggressions significantly impact women’s career trajectories, affecting their confidence and willingness to take risks in the workplace.
  • The ‘broken rung’ versus the ‘glass ceiling,’ illustrating how women face challenges in career advancement in the initial stages, not just at higher levels.
  • The recent McKinsey study on the state of women in the corporate world and how various factors contribute to their underrepresentation in leadership roles.
  • The biases and stereotypes women face in tech and STEM fields, and how these perceptions shape their career opportunities and growth.
  • The importance of mentorship and advocacy in supporting women’s career advancement, and how these relationships can influence their success.
  • The impact of remote work on women’s careers, the potential risks and benefits, and how companies can manage these changes to support diversity and inclusion.
  • How to maintain engagement, culture, and effective communication in remote and hybrid work settings.
  • And so much more…

 

Resources:

Kim Jones Alliance

Kim’s LinkedIn

 

Podcast:

elevate your career

Summary:

In today’s episode of Elevate Your Career, Nicole is joined by Kim Jones, CEO of Kim Jones Alliance and a transformational career coach, in a dynamic discussion on the state of women in the workplace, debunking prevalent myths and examining the findings of a recent McKinsey report. They explore the persistent underrepresentation of women in leadership and tackle misconceptions about women’s ambitions, addressing how societal expectations and biases shape women’s career trajectories. The conversation also touches on the nuanced challenges women face in tech and other male-dominated industries, highlighting the impact of microaggressions and the importance of fostering inclusive, supportive work environments.

Kim elaborates on her approach to career coaching, emphasizing the significance of developing new skills, professional networks, and personal practices for women. She explains how her work involves guiding organizations in implementing culture transformation solutions that champion diversity and inclusion, creating high-performing work environments. The discussion also underscores the importance of mentorship and sponsorship for women, and the role of organizational policies in advancing or hindering women’s career progress.

Kim and Nicole critically examine the effects of remote work and the potential biases that might emerge with the shift back to office-based work. They discuss how this transition could disproportionately affect women and other underrepresented groups, emphasizing the need for companies to be mindful of diversity and inclusion in their return-to-office strategies. The conversation concludes with Kim offering insights on effective remote work practices and the importance of intentional communication and engagement in hybrid work environments.

Join Nicole and Kim for this fascinating and inspiring conversation!

Enjoy!

 

What You Will Learn In This Show:

  • Debunking the common misconception that women are becoming less ambitious, and why women, especially younger ones, are as ambitious as men but seek more flexibility in their careers.
  • How microaggressions significantly impact women’s career trajectories, affecting their confidence and willingness to take risks in the workplace.
  • The ‘broken rung’ versus the ‘glass ceiling,’ illustrating how women face challenges in career advancement in the initial stages, not just at higher levels.
  • The recent McKinsey study on the state of women in the corporate world and how various factors contribute to their underrepresentation in leadership roles.
  • The biases and stereotypes women face in tech and STEM fields, and how these perceptions shape their career opportunities and growth.
  • The importance of mentorship and advocacy in supporting women’s career advancement, and how these relationships can influence their success.
  • The impact of remote work on women’s careers, the potential risks and benefits, and how companies can manage these changes to support diversity and inclusion.
  • How to maintain engagement, culture, and effective communication in remote and hybrid work settings.
  • And so much more…

 

Resources:

Kim Jones Alliance

Kim’s LinkedIn

 

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