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Career progression and planning

I think you are still aware that you have a lot to learn and you mustn’t ever lose that because you are a lifelong learner. I’m working in the education sector but also life is about learning and if you forget that, then you’re done for. (Ruth)

I have matured, the life experiences that I’ve had, and I kind of see things as a bit of a journey. (Maggie)

Introduction

This chapter explores the theme of career progression and planning. An important element of our study was to find out about how senior women had reached their present position: the extent to which their careers had been planned, what they had been required to do in order to progress and what they saw as their next career move. We focus initially ...

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