My name is Alina Drack, I am a business law student at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, tutor at the Institute for Gender and Diversity in Organizations, and student assistant at Baker McKenzie. The interaction of my acquired knowledge in research and in my studies results in synergies that are of immense value for my entire further professional experience and from which I have often been able to benefit in practice.
All of us have unconscious biases, often gender-specific. One such assumption about men is their toughness, strength and assertiveness. It is time to break down stereotypes and bring the strong, tough and assertive sides of women to the forefront. Yet, women in leadership positions and in legal professions should not be the “better men”. They should be able to define leading based on their skills and abilities in their own way. Unfortunately there is a lack of female role models because the majority is lining up at the glass ceiling. Therefore, male behavior is copied instead of adapted. So, let’s talk about that glass ceiling.