Men and women still face distinct challenges in the corporate world. Women often encounter issues such as earning less, lacking credibility and respect, and facing limited opportunities for advancement. On the other hand, men have to be cautious about their comments and interactions with colleagues. These disparities persist despite some progress we’ve made.
It’s worth asking ourselves why we need policies to enforce change. Sadly, our society is ingrained with deep-seated, subconscious beliefs that shape our perspectives. I, too, held strong beliefs about gender roles before delving into the realm of mindfulness and hypnotherapy.
I once needed help putting up drapes in my home and asked a male friend, assuming he would do a better job. When a female friend offered to assist, I dismissed her without a second thought. It didn’t even cross my mind that she could do it just as well, if not better. But when she pointed out a flaw in the drapes’ positioning, I had an eye-opening moment. I felt a tinge of shame for doubting her abilities, realizing that I was contributing to the credibility issue women face.
Conditioning runs deep within us. It’s an unconscious force that shapes our beliefs and behaviors. It’s not intentional, nor is it our fault. Generations of conditioning have led to these collective societal issues.
Conscious awareness and policies alone aren’t enough to create genuine and lasting change. True transformation happens at the unconscious level. To foster authentic change, we need professional development that goes beyond surface-level awareness. We must learn to break free from autopilot thinking and delve into our deeply ingrained beliefs, stereotypes, and biases. Through authentic exploration, we can cultivate critical thinking, resilience, and compassion. These qualities are the building blocks of an improved corporate culture and inevitable success.
If you’re ready to embark on this journey of self-exploration and contribute to meaningful change, I invite you to engage in professional development that addresses the unconscious mind. By understanding and reshaping our deep-seated beliefs, we can pave the way for an inclusive and thriving corporate environment.
Let’s strive for progress together. Visit my website at www.bravezone.ca to learn more about how you can embark on this transformative path.