About Running Hurdles: How to Forge Ahead in Your Career as a Woman
“It’s 16:45 and the traffic is endless. As usual, I had left at the last minute. My final meeting ran late, then my boss had a question. And, I had to go to the bathroom. Sitting in heavy traffic on a freeway when you badly need to use the bathroom is something I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemies.
The extended pick-up time for kindergarten is almost over. Oh no! I’m going to be late. I quickly double park and run into the kindergarten. Jeez, high heels were not made for running. I arrive very last minute; the teacher looks clearly unhappy. Omri is crying because he is the last kid there. Again.
My boss calls, and I reassure him that yes, I have spoken to Human Resources, and the presentation is ready. I’m on the phone while also trying to buckle Omri into his car seat. I can’t figure out why the safety belt won’t click. Oh no, it’s his baby brother’s seat…. I end the call with my boss, and I put Omri into the correct seat. I sit down on the sidewalk. ‘Sorry my sweetie. Sorry.’”
Why are there so few women in senior executive positions?
If women received more support while dealing with their unique hardships, many would go on to advance their career track to the top.
Running Hurdles was written from the author’s personal experience: Half is an autobiographical journey, while the other half is an original and fascinating guide, in which every woman will find something of herself and her own experiences.
Gali Glatt Simhi writes with exhilaration and intelligence about the hurdles that career women face and cope with. She suggests creative ways to bypass the hurdles on the road to a welcome and long-awaited change—and, ultimately, to success.
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Gali Glatt Simhi was born in 1974 and lives in Tel Aviv. She is an urban planner, a wife, the mother of three boys, and is the VP for Quality and Innovation at NTA—the company tasked with constructing the Tel Aviv light rail.