Why would women be ‘weak’?

‘A career should never clash with motherhood and femininity. It should be the goal of all employers and legislators to facilitate alignment of these areas of life’, said Jacek Olechowski, CEO of MEDIACAP, without a shadow of doubt.

If men gave birth, had periods, raised children, the world would be full of practical and legal solutions addressing these challenges, without the tiniest taboo.

Since women are heads of large corporations less often, business still lacks full understanding of how to address gender equality.  Attempts at resolving the issue, if any, generally focus on indicators and statistics, whereas the key is to provide better conditions for young mothers, for instance, to reach their potential.

When I hear the words, ‘a working woman’, I imagine my wife, that is to say, someone who understands much better how to seamlessly combine her professional and family lives.

Are women the weaker sex? As the head of a company where women have always been a key part of the management team, I really do not get the concept at all.

Women’s careers are most hindered by the lack of social norms to combine the challenges of being a mother with the desire to grow one’s career.

If I could introduce one regulation to encourage women to be professionally active, it would be focused on developing standards for the smooth return of young mothers back onto their career paths.

What impresses me about the women I work with is that they can see things from a different perspective. Such a different insight is invaluable in making good decisions.

In order to empower women in my company, I engage them directly in working on solutions.

What I would most like to hear from my female employees is that gender in our company is invisible in the area of professional opportunities and prospects.

Menstruation at work is still a taboo topic because it is unfortunately considered a taboo by the society as a whole.

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The text was published at gazetaprawna.pl on 20 January 2022