Press Release Summary = Women in male-dominated jobs are no longer alone in their struggles
Press Release Body = August 24, 2006 --- Over 160 years after the phrase "A Woman's Place Is In The Home" was made popular, it has now become a thing of the past. Women are no longer spending their days doing household chores and asking hubby for the checkbook. Women have now become equal partners in the home. They are not only working, they are entering into what is known as non-traditional jobs.
Non-traditional jobs are defined as those in which a particular gender comprises less than 25 percent of individuals employed in a particular occupation. Since women have historically been more restricted than men in the types of jobs they've held, most non-traditional jobs in America today are non-traditional for women. There are some advantages to non-traditional careers: higher entry-level salaries, better benefits, more variety in job assignments, opportunities for advancement, and increased job satisfaction While there are advantages to non-traditional careers for women, there are also disadvantages, such as sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and being shunned to name a few. Women who hold positions such as longshoremen, tradesmen, technicians, engineers, and executives, have stories of their own to tell, and for many years, they had no one with whom to share these stories, no one to help them through the rough times, and no shoulders to cry on - until now.
Heels To Hammers is an organization that offers support services for women who are in - or are interested in - jobs that are non-traditional for women. Currently, they have an online support group and a newsletter, with in-person support groups to begin soon. There is also information available for those who do not have internet access.
For more information, contact Heels To Hammers at (888) 557-1212 or visit their website at http://www.heelstohammers.org .
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