Imagine someone with the bluntness of the George Carlin, the wardrobe of the Kinsey Sicks, and the following of Dame Edna and you'll get an idea of what kind of social catalyst Pieter-Dirk Uys became for South Africans.
Women need sponsors and they need to come together in supportive networks. There is no shame in asking for help. It is the way we will finally get more seats in the boardroom and our career desires met.
There's no doubt that women have to choose between family and a certain career tier. Adequate workplace policies just don't exist to give women the opportunity to do both. But taking issue with that fact isn't whining, it's advocating for progress.