Do women’s expectations of a company generally differ from those of others?
Annina Scheidegger: In principle, no. It’s more that we tend to focus on slightly different things. But just like men, women want to have interesting jobs, a sense of appreciation and opportunities for advancement.
Barbara Hotwagner: I wholeheartedly agree. I’d also add that in an ideal world, the requirements women have regarding their jobs would be exactly the same as those of their male colleagues. However, the reality is unfortunately a little different: it is still mostly women who have to be able to cope with twice the load and therefore require more flexibility.
Elena Jasvoin: I completely agree with that. While flexible working hours and forms of employment are becoming more of an issue for men, the case is probably more extreme for women. In general, the topic of corporate culture also takes a slightly higher priority for women.
Micaela Feldman: When it comes to flexibility, I think that the stage of life you’re in also plays a huge role. Those just starting their career usually have different requirements from a company than those with families, regardless of gender. But particularly among young men nowadays, we are seeing expectations regarding working models change. The classic full-time position is no longer in such high demand.