The Need for Female Role Models in Global Mobility (series): Meet Catherine Eddy

In response to PwC’s findings that women have a lack of role models in the global mobility sector, we are showcasing positive stories of women who’ve lived and worked internationally.

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Aug 13, 2019
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In response to PwC’s findings that women have a lack of role models in the global mobility sector, we are showcasing positive stories of women who’ve lived and worked internationally. While each experience is unique, every story maintains a common thread of deep personal growth, which has had a lasting impact throughout the lives of each of the women profiled.

According to The PwC/CEL in-depth survey potential family impact is cited as a consistent reason for declining international assignments in both men and women.

Another study found the number of parents who wish to undertake international assignments is virtually the same across genders at 41% female parents and 40% male parents.

Despite these consistent responses, there is often internalised biases against women due to stereotypes that over associate women with a family.

“Assumptions around the availability and willingness of female employees to move overseas can result in viable female candidates being overlooked before the selection process has even begun.”

Interestingly for Catherine Eddy, it was precisely because she was a parent that made the opportunity to work in Indonesia so enticing...Read More

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Tim Burgess

Director, Shield GEO Services Ltd

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