Womens Agenda | StartupSmart

As a senior analyst in law enforcement, Clara van den Bosch know what it’s like working in male-dominated environments. Below she shares ten excellent tips regarding what she’s learnt over the years, much of it through trial and error. 

I had never considered my gender until I started working in law enforcement and realised I had been working for four years in a female-friendly workplace bubble.

I was lucky enough to already know someone who worked in the police force, and better yet, he was a workplace psychologist.

I remember calling him after I got the job and his reaction was, “Get a pen and paper because you need to write down what I tell you”.

However, even the nuanced observations of a trained professional did not prepare me for the abrupt cultural shift I was entering into.

Perhaps it is also telling that the only person I knew to get advice from was a male.

While helpful, his guidance could only ever paint half the picture of what I would encounter as a female in that environment.

Nearly two years later, I’m still here and continually discovering ways to make my way within the workplace.

Continue reading …

Source: Ten practical tips to thrive in a male-dominated sector  – StartupSmart


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.