Most parents long for a world where both their daughters and sons can succeed. However, more and more studies show that the current setup of the world is not really ideal for women. How parents encourage their daughters to pursue a career in industries that are still friendlier to men would be crucial to their children's future.
We all wish we can snap our fingers and everything will fall into place and we will be recognized as successful. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to success. Becoming powerful or famous entails a lot of hard work.
Tell your daughter that being a successful career or business woman will not be achieved by letting other people do the hard work. Teach your daughters that getting down and dirty with the rest of the crew is part of the learning process.
Your daughters should learn how to stand up for themselves. In a world where females still have to prove themselves twice as much as men do, teach your daughters how to recognize when she is being taken for a ride or being taken for granted.
According to a report on Adage, it may be difficult but women can pursue their chosen careers and build families at the same time. Women are made of sterner stuff, so juggling both will be challenging but not undoable.
Jobs & Hire previously reported that some women had to choose between their careers and having children. Your daughters must learn that it is OK to let go of one or the other. Doing so will not make them less of a woman or a human being.
The Guardian reported that breaking the glass ceiling alone would be impossible, so tell your girls to expand their network. Your daughters should have a support group that will always be there for her when things are falling apart. Most importantly, you should always be there for her when failure comes.