Jun 4, 2018
Chances are you’ve already seen the Gender Equity Iceberg, and
today, Laurie talks with Adrienne Murphy, Ph.D., of Dimitry|Murphy
& Associates. Adrienne is a wicked smart psychologist, business
leader, and consultant who works with professional women to align
their jobs with their values. But what’s more is that Adrienne
helps these women find their voice, develop their careers, and
break through glass ceilings. Even so, her common-sense approach to
careers and life can help men, too.
- Adrienne doesn’t just believe that work is broken. She has
proof. She held a focus group filled with professional women who
have opted out of the workforce and instead, spent their time doing
‘meaning-making’ work. These are the types of women, along with
first-time professionals, are the focus of Adrienne’s work.
- When Adrienne works with these women, she has two primary
things to teach. First, your career is an asset, just like your
portfolio. Second, if you want to be something more than a
director, you need to know yourself. Adrienne explains what she
means and gives some great examples of how to do both.
- Laurie and Adrienne dig into the layer beneath opting out of
the workforce by asking why these women choose to follow a
different path, and the reason might surprise you. Naturally,
there’s the money, the hierarchy, the inequality, the glass
ceiling, but that’s not all. Adrienne believes that it’s also
values that clash with one other within a single woman.
- It’s not always easy to use your voice when you don’t have
words to describe the problems you experience. Adrienne has some
powerful advice for you that includes sitting with your feelings
for enough time to give them words, and then being mindful of how
you communicate them to others.
- Have you seen the Gender Equity Iceberg infographic in your
social media feeds? (If not,
find it here!) Laurie and Adrienne take a closer look at the
iceberg theory, from legal to cultural issues, and what to do about
them. In addition, the illegal actions that occur won’t go away
until the cultural behaviors, those below the waterline on the
iceberg, are dealt with as well.
- Would you believe that some companies are actually recognizing
fathers and their role in parenting by giving them paternity leave?
It’s this and a few other heartwarming things Adrienne shares that
gives her hope about the future of work.
- Speaking of the future of work, Adrienne has an interesting
viewpoint of how technology will help people map out their career
path. But what is REALLY fascinating is how she believes that women
have influenced the workforce in such a way that the traditional
hierarchy will give way to project-based organization.
- Adrienne has some beautiful words to share around
#itdoesnthavetobethisway. You might not be able to make change in
your life immediately, but with a plan and an open mind, your life
doesn’t have to be this way.
Links from this episode:
The Gender Equity Iceberg (Download)