Just Because Men Aren’t Asked This Question Doesn’t Mean Women Shouldn’t Answer It | Linkedin

As part of the throwing down ropes to those behind you (as opposed to lifting up the ladder as you scale the ranks) females in senior roles have to shed light on the things that have made it possible. To give future female leaders tips, hope and moral support. As the number of women in senior roles grows this will obviously become less important but for the time being its critical. In that regard Telstras head of strategic finance Cynthia Whelan made a salient point. She said its important to remember that at every stage in your career you serve as a potential role model, and even as a potential mentor, for others. Even if youre only two years into your career, you have two years worth of experience on the next wave of graduates. If youve had a baby and returned to work, you can offer tips and support to other women seeking to follow that path. You dont need to be a chief executive before you can offer somebody some valuable career advice. Having said that, last weeks mentoring event proved that the combined wisdom of three female chief executives is an experience to behold. The more we hear from women like Maria Halasz, Pip Marlow and Cynthia Whelan, the better. By sharing their personal career stories of their successes, their disappointments, their challenges, their turning points they paint a realistic picture for another generation of female leaders of what is possible and why its worth pursuing. Part of that does include the way they manage the different elements of their lives.
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