I have a been a long time advocate for women in the workplace. In the last few years, it keeps being brought to my attention how men also need attention. Men have been supported and sponsored into career progression but they face a different set of challenges than women.
We know women face challenges in regards to:
- negotiating salaries
- feeling understood
- feeling valued
- being sponsored into promotions.
Research has shown that men face challenges in regards to:
- Choosing work over family and the loss of personal relationships
- Understanding how their gender is working against them
- Managing stress
- Feeling inadequate and unworthy when things aren’t going well career wise.
What are other challenges that you see that women and men face in the workplace?