One of my closest friends recently decided to quit her job & focus on her family. Which is great, its her decision,I respect it.

But that means 3 out of my closest friends are now full time housewives. What happened to all the big career plans we made whilst we were young?
Meanwhile, my husbands best friends are all at the top of their companies and getting top political appointments.
One of the key issues women face in building social capital is so many of their friends drop out of the workplace to focus on family and therefore leave us simply unable to access the kind of networks that men can.
Very often men rise together using their friendships, networks and money to support/recommend each other for opportunities.
Ladies, I can bet your own best friend with seven kids, that hasn't worked in 10 years & that has N100k in her account will not be at the table when they are selecting board members.

Part of the reason career women must work harder, smarter and stick together.
This is not to diminish the hard work of full time house wives or their important role in society.

Just point out yet another reason competent, driven, focused women are unable to claim their seat at the table.
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