Being qualified is not enough if you are a woman

If you are a woman and have been trying to take your place in the market, you certainly have faced many situations of inequality, especially if you are black.

As a mentor in women's leadership, I argue that the lack of economic balance and the influence that the categories of gender, race and class have on it, are factors that cannot be ruled out in order to understand the countless challenges that women must face in order to achieve a prominent position in the market.

That is the subject of the article by Luiza Franco and Paula Adamo Idoeta for BBC News, in which it's possible to observe through the data presented that women not only occupy less senior positions (nor 40% of managerial positions are women), but also earn less in relation to men as they ascend professionally. In leadership positions, the discrepancy reaches 27%. The gap between the highest salaries for men and women at the top is 38%.

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In an interview with the website movementwomen360, Nina Silva, CEO of the Black Money Movement and one of the most important voices that defend gender and race equity in Brazil, reinforces that the fact we have very few black leaders in Brazil, mainly by women, generates the need for a movement that starts from the individual to the collective, allowing the next generations to have references to be followed.

Analyzing these two perspectives, there are some fundamental actions to be taken in order to hack the system:

Have a clear purpose. If you don't know where to go, you will agree to go anywhere. Defining your purpose will help you to draw a consistent plan towards your goals.

Be prepared for opportunities. Invest in knowledge. Invest even more in self-knowledge. When a good opportunity comes, you need to be ready for it. And if it doesn't, be ready to create your own opportunity.

Become responsible for changing the social structure. When reaching a high level in the market hierarchy, create solutions so that more women can also reach the top of the pyramid.

Only then will we be able to build a better future for those who come after us.

Specialist in Humanizing Leadership and Emotional Intelligence, Taty Nascimento is passionate about business with Purpose. She has consistently contributed to women finding their place in the market and becoming leaders of themselves.

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8 tips for managing people

The leadership model applied to successful companies has been changing in recent years. To deal with the new challenges of innovation and creativity increasingly expected in professional environments, that traditional format of cold and hierarchical leadership has given way to a more human and participatory relationship.

In this episode, Taty 8 fundamental tips for those who want to start changing their perspective on people management and move towards humanizing leadership.

I'm overworked. What to do?

If your routine has been “putting out fires”, this article is for you!

I don't have a crystal ball, but I know exactly how you are feeling right now, simply because so many people in leadership positions have the same feeling.
All the work that was done before by you with just two arms, now seems impossible. You overestimated your capacity and now you are overloaded, your schedule is always full of commitments and tasks almost always carried out without any depth.
Perhaps you are the person who has to solve everything and chose to do everything yourself, imagining that you would not overburden yourself further. You were mistaken!

Continue reading “Estou com sobrecarga de trabalho. O que fazer?”

5 tips for not taking work home

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Have you ever had the impression that you take a lot of work home and miss precious moments with your family because of that? The good news is that you are not alone in this. According to a 2016 survey by Intel and Dell, Brazilians are the ones who most take work home. About 53% of the interviewees stated that they perform professional tasks at home.

According to personal development experts Antonio Prates and Taty Nascimento, creators of the channel Life With Method, what leads people to get into this situation is the lack of planning. “When we don't have a plan, we end up endlessly looking for solutions to professional problems. As we didn’t succeed, we got these problems in the head ”, explains Taty. “This prevents us from focusing on the present moment,” he points out.

Check out the full article here.