Women in the professions are under-represented at the top levels
I listened with interest to this BBC broadcast, (https://www.bbc.co.uk/
So how can we address the issues facing women in the professions going forward? One of the problems I see is the fear that people have of admitting that they are stressed. Within my own profession I have seen and felt the effects of stress and burnout, yet when faced with the obvious (if you are crying between clients, or shouting at them, you have evidently reached an extreme level of stress) professionals feel that they cannot, should not admit to stress, much less burnout.
Yet admitting it is the first step to recovery – with workaholicism as with any other ism – and has to be reached before we will seek help. I was lucky to have support , but it took some work to piece together my recovery plan back in 2004.
That is why I have put together the Vitality System for women – empowering stressed business and professional women to get their health and energy back on track so they can live life on their terms.