But isn't that exactly what you are trying to do?
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Despite her family's feelings, she knows there are benefits to be gained from this experience. One of the most beneficial gains for women working abroad is the improvement that comes with the
change in their personalities. Women become more independent when they are free from the confines of their families. Moreover, the experience increases self-esteem. She can assess her values
without fear. She is no longer trapped in her thinking. She is no longer trapped by those traditional values which stifled her potential. The old values of her country that prohibited, for
example, her choosing a life partner are no longer a hindrance.
"Working abroad gets you up the career ladder faster - especially if you are a woman struggling to break through the proverbial glass ceiling at home." That is according to C. Perry Yeatman and Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, the authors of Get Ahead by Going Abroad: A Woman's Guide to Fast-Track Career Success. According to several sources, women grow professionally when they take their careers oveerseas. In a global online survey done by the same authors (C. Perry Yeatman and Stacie Berdan) about 85 percent of 200 women who experienced working abroad agreed that their careers accelerated as a result.
Some Bahraini opponents of women working abroad claim that women who work abroad disrespect traditions and risk their safety.
In Bahrain, women are supposed to be responsible for their families even if they have jobs.
It is acceptable for women to have certain jobs - like teaching - as long as they do not affront traditions, while the interpretation of what is traditional is personal perception, and women should be treated equally in the workplace.
They go to work as professionals and should be treated that way.
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