“Anything you can do, I can do better.” While the lyrics to the beloved tune from the Broadway classic “Annie, Get Your Gun” might be a classic ode to male-female competition, thanks to a few recent controversial reports, they have become somewhat of a rallying cry for women working in project management. Despite being in the minority in terms actually holding corporate managerial positions, a 2007 study indicated that on average, women were significantly more successful when it came to keeping projects on budget, meeting deadlines, and not abandoning projects.
In response, a number of project management experts weighed in on why women might be more successful in a project management role, highlighting factors like communication skills, the ability to multitask, and risk aversion, which tend to be more typically associated with female managers.
But is it true?
As is true with anything in life, there are always curve balls being thrown. The pitcher that is throwing life events doesn’t give you a secret signal every time he plans to give you one. It just happens.
One moment, the ball is coming at you straight, and in an instant, it takes a sharp turn for the unexpected. For this reason, it’s crucial that you learn to be quick on your toes. Your eyes must be focused in on the goal so that the moment things show signs of turning, you’re able to jump and make the swing that gets you a home run.
It is easy to be misled about the gender gap in education. When popular media constantly publishes articles stating that women are more likely to get a college degree than men or that girls earn higher grades than boys, it is easy to believe that the gender gap doesn’t exist and women have finally achieved some semblance of equality ― when that is not the case at all.
Making time to juggle everything life throws at you may seem impossible, but finding a healthy balance in both your work and home life is important for not only yourself, but your loved ones as well. It’s very common in current times for women to be expected to juggle full-time careers as well as the household chores and family needs. Don’t let yourself feel burnt out and worn down, follow these simple tips to find a balance between work and home.
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