Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Expat Women November Newsletter

Hello Everyone, We have just finished sending out our Expat Women Members' Newsletter for November. If you are signed up and you did not receive the newsletter, please let us know here.

In addition to our November home page features, we showcase our winning story, Expat Wife Blues, by Siobhan (a Canadian in Egypt):

"There are times that I feel rather tired of this lifestyle. Not the having a maid and driver part, (I’m sufficiently selfish and lazy to appreciate the luxuries that Hubby’s employment choices have offered me), but the unemployed housewife part seriously depresses me at times…"

We are always looking for expat stories. Please add your story here.

We also feature some data on Male Expatriate Accompanying Partners, by Dr. Nina Cole, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada:

"The number of female expatriates with male accompanying spouses has slowly been increasing, and this trend is expected to continue. However there is very limited knowledge about the experiences and needs of this new breed of accompanying spouse for global human resources managers to use in designing spousal assistance programs. Three potential issues have been identified: (1) the non-traditional nature of families with male accompanying spouses; (2) the almost certain dual career situation of female expatriates with male spouses; and (3) the expected urgent practical need for employment assistance for male spouses. This study of 45 male spouses, the largest sample group to date, reports their views on these issues..."

Special thanks to our newsletter supporters this month:
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Thanks and have a fabulous November! Andrea

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