How Women Can Overcome Employment and Job Search Challenges #JobAdviceSA 17/08 #WomensMonth

In a special #WomensMonth edition of #JobAdviceSA chat we are fortunate to be joined by online Career Coach Ennie Chipembere (@EnnieChipembere), who is Head of Program Quality, M&E, Learning and Knowledge for Action Aid and was International Women’s Rights Technical Advisor for an INGO covering 44 countries for 6 years.


There is still a long way to go before we can confidently say that there is equality for women in the workplace, let alone when they are considering seeking work and searching and applying for jobs. The challenges that women face are far more plentiful and difficult to overcome than those faced by men, and they have been exacerbated by the rising rate of unemployment in South Africa and further job losses resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

So in our chat Ennie and the rest of the #JobAdviceSA community are going to cover the four main areas where women must overcome challenges in order to find work and enjoy a successful career. Here are the questions:

Q1. What are the personal factors that inhibit women from seeking employment, progressing in the workplace and growing in their careers and how can they overcome them?

Q2. How can women address the challenges and limitations related to family and gender roles that they face in securing employment and succeeding in their careers?

Q3. What are the barriers and challenges that women face in society and the workplace to take advantage of opportunities and succeed at work and how can they overcome them?

Q4. What would you advise women to do to help them find jobs and succeed in the workplace, and how can employers and recruiters help them?

Join us at 4pm on Monday 17th August to get the answers to these questions by following the hashtag #JobAdviceSA as well as the @JobAdviceSA Twitter account and our host @TimJBarry

You can answer any of the questions using A1, A2, A3, etc, or ask any other questions you might have using the hashtag #JobAdviceSA.

We look forward to chatting with you then!

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