Corporate culture wasn’t built for women. Here’s how to fix that.

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  • Women in high-stakes positions are scrutinized far more than men, says Tina Brown, to the point that they feel they have to be “gold in a silver job” and be absolute perfectionists to merely keep their position.
  • For women, being a parent necessitates parental leave and companies must develop ways to keep females engaged so that they are able to integrate back into work smoothly. Women, too, must lobby for this change.
  • Six to eight months of sequential parental leave may not be the best approach for keeping women engaged and on their career paths, says Brown, who thinks it might be more productive to take trenches of time throughout your career as a parent, as opposed to one huge chunk.

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