Although, this statistic does vary by industry and region. The corresponding reports show that expat women face additional challenges while working abroad.
You may have several motivations are for relocating to a new country. You may wish to take on a new experience or an opportunity to advance your career. We explore the unique challenges expat women can face, and how you can overcome them.
1. Cultural challenges expat women can face
2. Gender diversity may not be a priority
3. Learning to adjust your ways of working
In your role back at home your management style comes from your own experiences and culture. In your new company, you may have to adjust your style of management. Having an open work environment for collaboration might be your normal back home. But in countries like Asia having open feedback regularly is considered disrespectful.
In your new home you will soon pick up on cultural customs. This is where learning to adapt comes into play. can sometimes hinder progress. Adding to the experience of . Learning to adjust your own ways of working with cultural norms will help establish yourself in your new company.
4. Building a network as an expat
Statistics show that when families make the move overseas. Whether you have secured your own job abroad or will become the primary caregiver both bring their own set of challenges for expat women. Establishing a new network of friends requires a lot of effort and patience. Particularly when your met with an additional language barrier.
It’s no surprise to see that 48% of . Settling in a new country takes a lot of effort. Consider joining an expat network and put yourself out there to connect with locals. Learning the local language is another great way to give you a better sense of .