I believe we can make a positive impact if we foster transparent dialogues and apply a solution oriented and collaborative approach. It should be fair to state: “I am woman, I am a manager, and I am a mother of two children, how do we make it work?”
Another general reflection about women at management level relates to the composition of the management. Often female managers represent areas as HR, Marketing and Communications. It might be even more impactful to support and promote female managers in areas, which tend to be male-dominated as e.g. Risk, IT and Finance.
A 2020 survey in the financial sector shows that women at all organisation levels – from managers to new employees – express higher management ambitions than men. What do you think about that?
That is fantastic! It is a message from the new generation. Women of today appear confident about themselves, their skills and capacities, and it is very positive to see that women are very ambitious. Let us focus on that, support them in their mission and make sure to attract them and help them grow and develop.