Career Coaching for Women by futurelearn

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by Mac Juli, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

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  2. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Active Member

    This is great.
    Women still have to overcome so much oppression in the corporate world. I'm doing an internship currently (almost finished) and my team leader is a woman and she had to overcome so much discrimination in the 1980s when she started. I got tears in my eyes when she told about all the awful discrimination she had to endure.
    One time she had developed a business innovation plan together with a male friend of her in 1990 and he just ran away with it, presented it as his sole idea and got all credits for it, while she did most of the work.
    I'm so glad she finally gets the recognition she deserves now.
    I hope that female leadership will be more and more common in the next years to come.
    Everywhere in the world, that is.
    I was so overjoyed with Kamala Harris her vice-presidency.
    Slowly, step by step, we are going to enlighten the world and make it a better place.
    I would be so in favor of a course in feminism for high school students as a mandatory subject.
    I think times are ready for that now.
  3. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    I think women of the US deserve better than to have someone like Kamala as the first VP in their demographic. Then again, that's also a great reason why I despise identity politics. No one has to think of her as a representative of their gender. They can, and I'd recommend should, see her for what she is- a stereotypically plastic politician with principles for sale to the highest bidder. Not someone to be proud of.

    But hey, at least she's not Hillary Clinton. I'll give her that.

    Edit: I'd like to end this post on a positive note. What women would I have preferred to be the first female VP, or even the first female president? My wife for one (you're just going to have to trust me when I say she's a winner). Other than her, Kristy Smith and Mia Love would be at the top of the list, and Michelle Obama would do fine enough.
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  4. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Active Member

    I'm glad that a woman was elected as a vice president.
    It would finally be time for that.
    I would have chosen Hillary Clinton over Trump any time of the day too 4 years ago (if I had a say that is).

    Identity politics are necessary sometimes.
    Women have been too oppressed for so long.

    Instead of Kanye, I would have liked Caitlyn Jenner or Laverne Cox to have run for president.
    A first trans female president would have been double so revolutionary.
    Women deserve much more recognition than given nowadays.

    Kamala Harris is a huge step ahead over Pence.
    That is already a great thing.
  5. SpoonyNix

    SpoonyNix Active Member

    Thanks for ruining a good thread
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  6. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Active Member

    But feminist theory is really interesting.
    My favorite writer is Simonne De Beauvoir. She was Jean Paul Sartre's wife. Sartre is also one of my favorite philosophers, together with Lefort.
    Highly recommend reading them. Super interesting.
  7. Thorne

    Thorne Active Member

    I'd have liked Tulsi Gabbard to be either first female VP or POTUS, but she got snubbed by the DNC. I'd actually have voted for her because I thought she was a competent and not entirely sleazy politician.

    Identity politics remove merit in order to harp about how you are a member of a special class.
    Oh, and [citation needed]

    Interesting course, though I'm not sure how useful it really is. Finding one's why is probably better done through self-exploration or self-authoring (not necessarily the JBP version, but the Self Authoring suite is the kind of thing I'm talking about), but the other sections would probably be better suited to picking up a few books instead of taking a course.
  8. SpoonyNix

    SpoonyNix Active Member

    Not gonna lie, I would have a smile plastered on my face for a very long time were Caitlyn Jenner prez of the good ole uSA!
  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    So would she.
  10. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    So, surely anyone who now swoons over Harris being elected just because she sits down to pee must have supported Jo Jorgensen in the general election, since she was a woman who was actually running for president, not just VP, right? Or failing that, surely they supported John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008, since she's a woman and would have been VP, which is what's so exciting, right?

    No, of course not. Because ultimately identity politics aren't even about that identity. They're just another emotional lever used by Democrats to shore up support for their candidates, and only their candidates, when they happen to check convenient demographic boxes.
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  11. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Back to the topic....

    A colleague of mine, Tricia Beck, has written a wonderful book on mentoring for women, Mentoring Lifts and Inspires: Women Empowering Women. Now, as any coach will tell you--and I'm an ICF-certified Professional Certified Coach (PCC), mentoring isn't coaching. But the stories in her book are both inspiring and instructive...for both men and women.

    More of my clients are women than men. I surmise that it is because they're more willing to seek out help and support. This is a strength, not a weakness.
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  12. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member


    Seriously, sometimes I wish there would be career coaching for men. I personally, feel that there is a load of role expectations (who are sometimes mutually exclusive) that men are expected to fulfill. And as much I support women and female emancipation in the workplace, the women themselves are often enough not making it more easier. Once, for example, I was called a chauvinist because I hold the door open for a female coworker.

    It was not the first time I thought that both sexes have a long, long way to go... if there are even only two sexes, which adds to the confusion.

    Best regards,
    Mac Juli
  13. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Why would you think that this does not exist? Many of my clients are men.
  14. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member


    I looked - superficially, I admit it - for something similar as in the starting post of the thread, but in vain!!
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  15. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    So, everyone who applauds growing representation votes SOLELY on gender lines, right?
    Years reading REASON magazine are clearly on display here.
  16. SpoonyNix

    SpoonyNix Active Member

    Uh huh, "everyone" and "solely", that's what he said o_O
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  17. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    My apologies: he said "anyone" not "everyone" ...

    P. S. I know the difference between quantifiers "all" and "any"; I also know certain valid inference rules turn one into another. What I said is the necessary hidden premise of Steve's statement. I don't have a logic textbook (which I cited in my dissertation) with me, but it's easy to check informally.
  18. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I occasionally read an article online, but I don't even subscribe to it.

    But either way, that's just a distraction from how you're missing my point on purpose.
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  19. SpoonyNix

    SpoonyNix Active Member

    Sorry, I'll stop, I didn't know you cited a logic textbook in your dissertation.
  20. SpoonyNix

    SpoonyNix Active Member

    What an incredible selection of courses futurelearn offers.

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