The question was: How do you think women can best help other women succeed ?
I reflected on my experience and the result came with contrasted results.
In the same field, at around the same age, women can get caught into competition.
When they are NOT in the same field, or with different cultures, background, ages, I personally found it much easier to be naturally into cooperation.
4 skills that foster cooperation
We share the same issues regarding removing workplace barriers, overcoming gender inequity, stereotypes regarding family/career paradox, the role models
3.EMPATHY & COMMUNICATION SKILLS
We are quite good also at talking, sharing our feelings, giving support and feedback, bringing out our emotions, being "empathetic"
We are used to promote others instead of our selves (our husband, partner, brothers,our children).Are we really encouraged to promote ourselves
Over 15 years, workplaces will shift to a new generation of leaders. The GenY, the "millenniums" will hopefully transform Management and Leadership.Read this excellent Blog on GenerationY 2.0
We need to take this new opportunity to create a supportive and positive "safe net" for women to help each other. Well, that's what I believe and practice in my coaching!