No Doubt, We Have Successful Women How have they been mentored and coached? Are they mentoring or coaching others? Have they been mentored and coached by others?
Macro-Level: Environment within which Women Work & & (Karam & Afiouni, 2011) Navigation Strategies…
Collectives: Groups Working to Improve the Status of Women at Work Various Intergovernmental Government Initiatives (e.g., MDG) Various Social Media Interactions (e.g., No Women. No Play; Kalam Nawaem; Adventures of Salwa) Various Women's groups working for change (e.g., Karama regional womens rights NGO) Various Forums for Interactions and Networking of Women (e.g., AIWF) (Karam & Jamali, 2013)
Organizational-Level: HR Practices as Barriers and/or Facilitators Less clear. Not much known. Regional data collection from companies to learn more about what they are doing to advance women in business and management. The results of this survey will contribute to a global report on women in business and management to be published in 2013. HR policy- Family Friendly Equal employment opportunities (EEO) Diversity policy Sexual harassment policies Anti-discrimination policies Freeze the promotion clock during maternity leave Child daycare Work schedule Medical Coverage Tuition fees coverage Indigenous HR policy Hajj leave Medical escort leave for wife or wives Medical coverage for family and families Long bereavement leave (idda) Daily prayer breaks (salah) Ramadan working hours (Karam & Afiouni, 2011) We see some positive changes. But there is GREAT room for improvement in the area of: HR policy development CSR initiatives We need organizational trend setters
Individual-Level: What about YOU?? What about ME? Am I a Queen Bee? Are you? Do I want to become one? In my personal experience working my way through my career as an academic and as a consultant, I have come to the conclusion that – they only way to really answer this question is to reflect on my personal capacity for leadership Reflect on leadership skills and capacity for leadership development
Two Sides of the Same Coin For You: Seek mentors. Ask for coaching when you need it. For Others: Provide mentorship. We can coach others to bring out their best. Orchestrate – Harmony to tell their own stories as they build the hive!