01 Mar 2017
Shoko Noda, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in the Maldives
"I think among other things, I had upset the teacher by climbing trees with the boys during PE class", writes Shoko Noda (third from left).
Sometimes I wonder what my fourth grade teacher and first boss would think of my current position. They made me realize that as a girl in school or as a woman at work, we face not only glass ceilings, but glass walls that try to box us in. We are confined within a box of traditional and societal norms, which is more difficult to change than introducing a new equal opportunity law. …