Yet another report concluded recently that women's pay lags behind men's: the Pay Gap.
Read more about it www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41805053
What is the pay gap?
Before your eyes glaze over at the thought of reading a dry report, stop! The Pay Gap is more about fulfilment and training.
It's not so much about women being paid less for doing the same work, but women not achieving their potential within the workplace due (often) to family commitments coming first, or having fewer qualifications. This is one reason why we have fewer female MPs; working hours late into the night are rarely compatible with family life unless there is another parent or carer to share the load.
Why women feel the need for change
You may not be bothered about your earnings (or you may be.) But you may be one of the many women who come to me for career change who - having reached a certain age or stage in their lives- feel they want to do something different, either to earn more, or to have more time for themselves, or to fulfil a long-standing dream.
When does this happen?
It varies. I've coached hundreds of women, not solely on careers (but they make up about 50 per cent of my enquiries.) Usually women start thinking about change when:
These are the outcomes of coaching for some women I have worked with:
Where do you fit in?
The pay gap is not just about money. It's about finding opportunities that reward your skills and develop your skills. If you are stuck in a dead-end role, you are bored, or feel it's not what you want any more, what's stopping you from making changes?
Why are you not doing the work you love?
Fear? Lack of confidence? Indecision? You're nodding. Yes, that's what I thought.
If you want to know how to get rid of these nagging doubts that hold you back, get in touch for a chat about my coaching packages.
I'm Glynis, a coach for clients somewhere in midlife, helping them get the life they want. I work with them on careers, time-management, relationships and lots more. These are my musings on what life throws at people like us. You can read more about me here. Do get in touch if I can help you.