“One of the biggest challenges for women in this industry is shaking off the stigma that you are only being promoted because you are a female,” said Angela Vella, practice leader, construction at Gallagher.
“There are some women who don’t want to be promoted because they fear that people won’t take them seriously. It’s frustrating. I don’t know why there can’t just be an understanding that everyone is equal and people are being promoted because they are right for the job, not because of gender,” she added. “It’s a real problem. I would hate to see the progression women have made being stalled or going backwards because of this stigma.”
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