Path Forward Celebrates International Women’s Day by Choosing to Challenge

This year the theme for International Women’s Day is #ChoosetoChallenge

At Path Forward we are always choosing to challenge, so we love this theme. In honor of International Women’s Day, we choose to challenge that:

  • There’s a “pipeline problem”
  • Wanting more flexibility means wanting/deserving less responsibility
  • Women’s work is somehow worth less, and therefore paid less
  • Hiring from non-traditional talent pools requires you to “lower the bar”
  • Confidence = competence
  • Women suffer from “imposter syndrome” (they suffer from the effects of continuous bias)
  • Mothers are less ambitious or driven to succeed
  • Men aren’t (or shouldn’t be) equal caregivers
  • Mothers or other caregivers who leave the workforce aren’t as hire-able when they choose to return

What are you choosing to challenge in 2021?