Women’s leadership programs
Before I went freelance, I used to work in a telecommunications firm. My previous job was with quality assurance and technical standards, with some site inspection on the side. I deal mostly with guys and thankfully did not experience any gender discrimination. My fellow guy engineers respect my technical know-how and capabilities while being gracious gentlemen. There were some instances though when I feel I could have been given more challenging tasks, but maybe it’s just how I felt when bored and stuck to doing more research in the office than being given more field assignments.
Women these days face a lot of challenges and issues with their careers whether they belong to the upper management level or not. This is where a women’s leadership program responds to these needs. For women who are serious about their careers and would like to be successful leaders in their respective fields, they can enroll in academic programs which deal with issues related to women’s leadership and how it is implemented in various situations dealing with social, political, intellectual and other relevant aspects.
Women’s leadership programs provide a unique learning experience and academic environment for their lady students with topics on culture, globalization, business, science, health, politics and other issues. Some institutions provide housing facilities for the students, an opportunity for them to live together within the campus, creating an educational setup where they can interact more personally with others having different backgrounds.
Such leadership programs focus not only on field experiences, but also include intelligent discussions from guest speakers during special events featuring women leaders and experts from many disciplines. These programs connect and work together with important organizations on women’s issues thus leading to opportunities for students to network with mentors or gain experience on potential internship programs.