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Rewards and Incentives for Women at the Workplace

This piece, written by one of our close friends, seeks to understand what it is like being a woman attendee in events and programs, that are almost always designed, perhaps unconsciously, for men. Rewards Only for Men “I don’t want to outperform ever” I am sure that’s not the response organizations expect from their top performers. But if a top performer happens to be a woman, it might not be that surprising. “I was rewarded for my performance once with a trip to Thailand. I had a horrible time.” She said in a tone of absolute disappointment and disgust. Even though the location was selected and the schedule was designed with a clear intent to ‘reward employees’, it didn’t feel like a reward to her. The trip included a series of events designed for high testosterone misogynistic men – strip clubs, massages with a happy ending and ‘special’ shows. She was the only woman in a group of almost 70 men, mainly sales and marketing teams including her seniors. Even they were uncomfortable with her …