Have you felt you have been overlooked for promotion, or that your contribution at work is insufficiently appreciated?
Do you feel uncomfortable ‘blowing your own trumpet’?
Then you too might be a Cinderella.
You are a bright and capable woman: you work hard. Your projects come in on time and to budget. But over the past few years, you have been overlooked for promotion and overtaken by (sometimes younger) male colleagues. Having reached the top end of middlemanagement, you are stuck – and cannot understand why. You’ve heard of the ‘sticky floor’ as well as the ‘glass ceiling’, but neither seems to fit your situation.
Sometimes, you fantasise about a ‘handsome prince’ of a senior manager, who, having recognised your value to the organisation, seeks you out and places the glass slipper of promotion on your foot. You feel puzzled – and sometimes quite angry – that your worth is not recognised and rewarded, but in the end you decide to knuckle down and get on with your job rather than pushing the issue.