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Altering woman Identities explores the impact of parental figures, the position versions that girls undertake, the various emotions that come up due to relatives mandates and the feelings that come up from cooperation or festival between siblings.

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This general social fact also chimes with the analysis of the data from the interviews with female managers. We have seen that the ‘good girl’ message is the one which father and mother invariably transmit to their daughters. This means that it is both the lesson which sinks deepest into their mental software, and also the one which takes the external form of their more or less constant quest for approval. It is as though being good becomes the key to success, when the truth is really the opposite – although, clearly, not all women are the same: the female executives of the twenty-first century are full of contradictions.

Have used it up completely, returning to work directly afterwards; while maternity-leave extension situations are few, there are a considerable number of situations in which the leave could mean a temporary interruption to the progress of a professional career (in all, affecting around 15 per cent of the interviewees with children). These interruptions, often extended, of occupational activity were much more common among female managers of over 45 years of age, almost a quarter being concerned.

Road to Senior Management 25 I was the older of four. Our mother was always depressed, or just not there. I had to be responsible for everything. I did everything I could to keep my mother happy so she wouldn’t scold me. I had to develop survival tools (Female manager/consultant, 34 years of age). The term rivalry between siblings has negative connotations and for most people simply implies problems. An alternative reading would see this rivalry as a stimulus to become a winner. Rivalry such as this means years of practice in social behaviour, and even when the competition may be negative, the outcomes may be positive.

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