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Alana Barker

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Alana Barker
Alana Barker is a full time Pilates teacher while also running a swimwear brand on the side.
“If a business promotes a healthy, welcoming culture I feel like there will be more chance that the women in leadership roles will succeed.” — Alana Barker

Tell us a little about yourself?

I am a Pilates teacher and have a swimwear brand that I also run on the side.

Who are the women who have inspired you most in your life?

My mum & my bosses. They are all super strong women who have such a “anything is possible If you put your mind to it” attitude.

Why do you think it’s important to increase the number of women in business, particularly in leadership roles?

I think as a whole and from past experience that organisations operate a little more smoothly when there’s mixed genders. Also for younger women to see others in leadership roles might give them to confidence to have a go at chasing their dreams of leading a team.

What do you think are barriers for women in the recruitment process?

Hmmmm not quite sure of this one but I would maybe say emotion? I’d guess quite a few males might get ahead of women in recruitment stage as business’s may fear they don’t have thick enough skin to handle the job maybe?

What do you think contributes to the lack of females taking the plunge in entrepreneurship?

Fear and lack of support from other women, mainly on social media. Too often I think females are putting other females down (publicly) instead of getting around each other and praising women for having a crack.

 What more can be done to support women in male-dominated industries?

Organisations could improve their “welcoming culture” a little more. If a business promotes a healthy, welcoming culture I feel like there will be more chance that the women in leadership roles will succeed.

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