Top Recommendations for Women Seeking Career Advancement

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency Gender Pay Gap Report was launched yesterday.

Having had time to review the report, here are my top recommendations for women seeking career advancement:

1. Leverage Transparency:

Read the report and use the publicly available gender pay gap information to make informed decisions about potential employers. Research and compare companies within your industry to understand their commitment to gender equality. Don’t let career marketing, heuristics, and empty promises get in the way of you making informed decisions about your career.

2. Negotiation Power:

Armed with this data, you can enter salary negotiations with more confidence. Understand the industry benchmarks and use them to advocate for fair compensation.

3. Seek Organizations that Value Diversity:

Look for companies that demonstrate a genuine commitment to gender equality, not just in pay but also in leadership opportunities, work-life balance, and career development programs.

4. Build Your Network:

Networking remains a powerful tool. Connect with other professionals, join women-focused networks, and attend industry events. Sharing experiences and strategies can provide invaluable insights and opportunities.

5. Continuous Learning and Adaptation:

Embrace lifelong learning to stay relevant in your field. Consider upskilling or reskilling to enhance your employability, especially in areas where gender disparity is more pronounced.

6. Advocate and Mentor:

Be a voice for change in your workplace. Mentor younger women and share your experiences. Collective action can foster a more inclusive work environment.

7. Personal Branding:

My clients will confirm that a strong personal brand can open doors. You can use platforms like LinkedIn to showcase your expertise, achievements, and career aspirations. LinkedIn can be a great platform to demonstrate your skills, experience, and knowledge and take control of your future career.

Beyond Data: What Next?

Access to data is a significant step forward, but the journey towards true equality is ongoing. Today, women have the opportunity for women to reassess their career trajectories and advocate for what they rightfully deserve.

My passion in life is to empower women to make strategic career moves. As a career coach, I am committed to supporting you in navigating these new waters and seizing the opportunities that lie ahead. So please get in touch if you need my help.

Renata Bernarde

About the Host, Renata Bernarde

Hello, I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals (corporate, non-profit, and public) the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress.


If you are an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, if you are looking to find your next job or promotion, or if you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you are ready, and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running, then this podcast is for you.


In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, on my website, I have developed a range of courses and services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients

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