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Why top female leaders don’t talk about home at work

As the workplace strives to become more inclusive, workplace culture has softened, encouraging teams to share more of their life outside work.

“We’re like a family here!” Yes, yes. A dysfunctional family. But we know what you mean. As the workplace strives to become more inclusive, workplace culture has softened, encouraging teams to share more of their life outside work. That trend has become even more pronounced with the rise of home working – but not for one group. Women leaders are keeping their private lives, private.

In our latest Success Talks, Sander Schimmelpenninck speaks to Pei Wen Lin, Head of Global Business Development at Unilever and Jara Pascual, Head of Global Business Development at Collabwith about their experiences as the only women in the room – and why Jara thinks that, unlike their male counterparts, women still need to build a wall between their work and family life.

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