The working landscape is slowly changing and the world of Realty is no longer a man’s domain. However, there are still challenges in the way.
- The first and most obvious challenge is that most of the people in the room are men, but this creates an opportunity for women to stand out and create a long-lasting impression from the off.
- The sad nature for a lot of women is that expectations can often be set lower, and the trick is not to see this in a dim light, but to change your vision and realise it’s easier to exceed your goals and showcase why you shouldn’t be overlooked.
- Often with a full-time role, coupled with the additional stress of raising your own family, it can be hard to juggle work alongside personal life. However, if the pandemic has taught us anything, it is to create a healthy work-life balance.
- Women can often be perceived as more emotional and less decisive than men, yet women bring more diverse physical, mental and emotional experiences to everyday conversations.
- A scenario that appears time and time again revolves around building a supportive network in a space that males dominate. Use this chance to seek both men and women as connections and mentors who will help you along your career path.
While past few decades there has been demands for gender equality and the need to close the gender wage gap, there is a still a fundamental lack of women in leadership roles. This is despite the fact that the companies that boast a higher representation of women on their boards, notably outperform the organisation that don’t. The companies with greater gender diversity, not just within their workforce but directly among senior leaders, are significantly more profitable than those without.
Organisations have a responsibility for creating better policies and opportunities for women. Still, at the same time, women also need support to step forward and overcome the habits holding them back.
Khair Ull Nissa Sheikh
WTCA Board Member| Executive Director WTC Services Founder & VP NAREDCO MAHI (NORTH & CENTRAL)