Her piece makes the case that, although policies and support structures for female expats are still lacking (she mentions an office in Asia Pacific that doesn't have women's restrooms on executive floors), the impact that international experience can have on a woman's skill base and resume is worth taking on the challenge. Frankly, by going overseas, women can take advantage of opportunities that may not be available back home and come back ready to move ahead in their careers.
For anyone, really, the impact that working abroad can have on your skill set and abilities can be invaluable to your career, as long as you reframe your time overseas to highlight the positive effect it has had on your employability. Don't just discuss how difficult it was to adjust to a completely new environment and adapt to cultural differences, for example; instead, tell potential employers how overcoming those difficulties increased your adaptability and demonstrated your ability to learn quickly in stressful situations.
Rezvani makes a great case for why women - in any field - should at least consider working overseas, and we heartily agree. Of course, hopefully the business landscape at home and abroad will continue to embrace this trend.Add this article to your reading list