Does woman + a network = career progression?


Perriton L (2006) Does woman + a network = career progression?. Leadership, 2 (1), pp. 101-113.

Question:I am an ambitious and talented junior manager who has recently been hired by FAB plc, a large multinational company. I am also a woman and, as part of my induction pack, have received an invitation to join FABFemmes — the in-company women's network. I don't think my gender has been an obstacle to my success thus far and so I don't really feel the need to join. But on the other hand I don't want to turn my back on something that might offer me a useful source of contacts to help me advance up the career ladder. What would be the best thing to do? — Ms Ambitious, UK

Leadership: Volume 2, Issue 1

Publication date28/02/2006