Reply To: Is it time to break the cycle of female rivalry?

  • Shelley Cotterill

    11 September 2023 at 17:17

    In short, unfortunately, I believe it does. We work in an industry where women have had to fight to be heard and taken seriously for such a long time, that there are those women who do feel threatened and will push back to gain the ‘control’ they worked so hard to achieve. They give other women a hard time and the menial tasks ‘because they experienced it, so it’s only fair that they do too’. Rivalry also happens when management create a culture of competition between women in similar roles, often this leads to perceived favouritism and sometimes credit for work being misplaced so instead of building eachother up the women end up trying to tear each other down.