When men stand in the way

Being successful means helping all people, including women, to be successful
By Daniel Schroeder
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/01/2019

I recently wrote about the “superwoman syndrome” and other issues surrounding women in the workforce. 

For those unfamiliar with the term, a superwoman is a woman who works very hard to manage multiple roles such as worker, homemaker, volunteer, student, neighbour and community member. The term was the title of a 1975 book by Shirley Conran.

I made the point that employers should focus on developing women not only because it is the right thing to do but because it is the smart thing to do — women are going to be the largest and best-educated group of entrants to the workforce of the United States over the next few years.