[ID:7057]Women Living & Working Overseas deals with the professional and personal issues arising for females working abroad. Although the Western world is hinged on a culture of equality between the sexes, some other regions approach the issue from a different angle. This section will assist women in understanding what to expect, what to demand, and how to protect themselves abroad.
- Learn about gender roles in your destination country: Are women considered equals? Are professional men likely to be put off by a female manager? Don’t assume you can change a cultural approach overnight. Be sensitive to the culture you are entering into and accommodate your new colleagues’ values as much as possible.
- Get organized: When applying for or starting a job in a foreign country (particularly in the developing world), it’s best if you leave no room for doubt about your capabilities. Strong academic credentials, references, relevant experience and a network of contacts in the industry will serve to prove to your employer...