- How old am I:
- Who do I prefer:
- I love dominant guy
- Hair color:
- I prefer to listen:
- Heavy metal
This is not the s, but it's difficult to convince many female employees who function within outdated corporate Human Resources policies. The policies read like a military manifesto by describing rigid schedules and failing to mention recognition and reward systems or establishing promotion policies favoring men. The HR policies form the unforgiving backbone of an organizational culture that disengages the modern woman, even as the organization struggles to understand why it cannot meet gender diversity workforce goals, has difficulty with recruiting and hiring talented and skilled women and is challenged with low female employee retention rates.
Why do some gifted and talented women achieve and gain prominence or eminence while others who had as much or more potential fail to achieve the dreams they had as girls? Research with talented females has revealed a of personality factors, personal priorities, and social emotional issues that have consistently emerged as contributing reasons that many either cannot or do not realize their potential. Some affect girls at very young ages and some are only apparent to women who have become involved in serious relationships in their college or graduate school years or later in their lives when they have children.
Research indicates that many older gifted women resolve some of the personal issues relating to ability and social issues experienced by younger gifted girls. It is also important to understand that some of these dilemmas cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of everyone. Many gifted girls were academically gifted in school, but as they become older, ambivalence about their future caused their hopes and career dreams to waver.
Preventing this and learning more about why hopes fade is the reason that much of the research about gifted girls and women continues. What factors help some smart young girls become self-fulfilled, talented adults who can achieve at high levels and enjoy personal happiness?
Some research has suggested that belief in ability and self-confidence of talented females is undermined or diminished during childhood or adolescence. It is imperative that research continues on this population as studies of gifted women provide essential information about experiences of smart girls during their childhood and adolescence, times at which both parents and teachers can have the most impact in their lives.
Few questions can be raised about whether or not the underachievement of gifted girls and women exists; the fact remains that in most all professional fields and occupations, men continue to surpass women in both the professional and creative accomplishments they achieve, at least when traditional standards of accomplishment are considered. If female underachievement is best measured by the many talented women in our society who look back at their lives with feelings of regret, it then becomes our responsibility to help future generations of gifted and talented females before they, too, underachieve.
UConn A-Z. Sally M. Reis It is obvious that the values of women differ very often from the values which have been made by the other sex. Yet, it is the masculine values that prevail.
Reis, S. Work left undone: Compromises and challenges of talented females.