I’M A BOSS ASS B****!
Inspiring women are changing the face of industries. More than ever we are aiming high and succeeding in the workplace with more awareness about women’s rights and harassment at work. There’s still a long way to go in terms of achieving equality across the board but there have certainly been huge steps in recent years. We wanted to dig deeper in to the exciting topic and joined forces with the team at Pytronot, a HR and payroll solutions company, who discussed with us the changes that have occurred in women’s roles over the last couple of years and how you can boss it in the workplace.
The state of affairs
Around 30,000 more women were accepted to university courses than men last year and girls are still leading the way with better GCSE results too. As women, we are encouraged to aim high and have come a long way in terms of women’s rights; take the republic of Ireland for example, they recently repealed the ban on abortion.
However far we have come, there is still more that needs to be done to recognise women in the workplace, particularly those in male dominated industries and those affected by the pay gap. Undoubtedly though, there have been a number of positive movements and there are a plenty of inspiring women who are changing the face of industries.
Zoella for example, is the poster girl for online success and transcends a number of industries where she is a businesswoman, writer and mental health ambassador. Karlie Kloss is an American model and entrepreneur – she started ‘Kode With Klossy’ in 2015 to inspire young women to learn coding. Lady Karren Brady is one of the most famous women in UK business – most recognised for her role on the BBC’s Apprentice, she’s also the CEO of West Ham United, politician, author and champion for equality in the workplace.
5 ways you can boss it in the workplace…
1. Recognise your worth
Believing in your own abilities is the first step in making changes to your career. Pursue the job of your dreams by setting out the steps you’ll take to get there! Seek out work experience in your chosen field, set up a blog to showcase your abilities and get advice from others. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something and if you have the experience, let your skills shine through.
2. Continue to get experience in your field
For those settled in their career, continue to get experience in your field. Take the initiative and book yourself onto a course where you can learn more about your industry. Furthering your skills will only make you more confident in the office. Become the person others come to for advice and you’ll soon reap the rewards.
3. Set goals
Setting future goals is a good way of charting your progress and celebrating your successes. Make sure they are challenging but achievable, as this will boost your confidence. The key to being a boss in the workplace is often in the way you handle tricky situations. Learning to deal with problems and finding a way to overcome them is a good way of showing off your troubleshooting skills.
Making connections with other successful people in business will make sure you up your game and give you inspiration. Having individuals, especially other women, to look up to will help keep you motivated! Being personable and learning to work with new people will help you make new connections and you never know where they might take you!
5. Make the most of new opportunities
Don’t be afraid to take a leap of faith, whether that be a relocation or a variation on your original job role. These experiences will make you stronger in the future, and there’s nothing wrong with being a little adventurous or making the most of new opportunities that present themselves!
To find out more about Pytronot and the HR/payroll services they offer, visit www.pytronot.co.uk.