Feeling like you don't belong where you are or don't deserve it can be a huge hurdle to overcome for a woman in the workplace.
This is a big topic nowadays, especially when considering gender equality. It affects everyone, but women are especially susceptible to the adverse effects of lack of transparency.
We live in an era now where it's possible to juggle career and life. However, women are also often penalized for wanting to do both.
Even if the mentors are there, women in STEM often don't feel they have access to them. The reasons for this vary depending on the job, industry, and the people involved.
Women tend to be hard on each other because the competition is so stiff that they feel the need to protect their progress & interests.