Australian Women Executives Believe Playing Golf Could Bring Promotion Opportunities

by Aruna on  November 11, 2009 at 11:46 AM Women Health News
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Australian Women Executives Believe Playing Golf Could Bring Promotion Opportunities
Australian experts have observed that more women executives are turning to golf hoping they could land promotion opportunities while swinging with the best.

Brisbane BMW and Westside BMW marketing co-ordinator Alicia Grant said corporate women could boost contacts over the greens that overhear lot of business discussions.

"It's great for women to build contacts in an informal environment," the Couriermail quoted Grant as saying.

"I do think it can help your career based on the fact it's a networking opportunity outside the normal work environment.

"Sometimes it's not what you know, but who you know," she added.

Golf Australia chief executive Stephen Pitt said women formed 22 per cent of players.

Pro coach Bronwyn Russell revealed nearly 70 per cent of women learning the sport were executives.

Russell said: "There's certainly a trend of women being in higher workplace positions ... and women feel they will miss the boat if they can't compete in corporate days and mix with the clients and partners they aspire to."

Source: ANI
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