6 ways women in development can break the glass ceiling

By Lisa Cornish 05 January 2016

What powerful strategies can women working in development use to advance their careers? Photo by: Gaganjit Singh / UN Women / CC BY-NC-ND

There is undoubtedly work to be done to achieve greater gender diversity at the senior and board level of NGOs. Current NGO leaders have an important role to play to bring about change, but there are strategies that women working in development can use to advance their own careers.

To make 2016 the most successful year to date for women in development, Devex spoke to development and career experts to collect the best tips to build confidence and career opportunities.

1.  Promote yourself and your achievements

The idea of promoting yourself and your achievements may come easier to male employees than to women.

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Lisa Cornish@lisa_cornish

Lisa Cornish is a freelance data journalist based in Canberra, Australia. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane and online through news.com.au. Lisa has recently been awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.


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