Asha Ramdas and Shirin Rizvi Hasan are senior executives at bio tech and pharmaceutical corporations in California. How do they achieve their goals and overcome the challenges of gender diversity in the workplace?
Do men get more pay and promotions? Yes.
Do women tend to get paid less than a man for the same job? Yes.
Yet, as time goes on, and as women get fewer raises or promotions and as they rise through the ranks, data shows that this disparity in salaries between men and women balloons. Why does this happen, even though the women are equally educated and ambitious?
What's a woman to do?
The answer is simple says Asha Ramdas - the same things that work for a man work for a woman, except perhaps, a woman needs to make a greater effort.
To start with, you have to very good at what you do. You have to be confident about yourself. You have to have good communication skills. And try to find a mentor.
Then, make sure you fight for what you deserve.
Find out what else will help you get ahead at work from two successful women.