What woman do you know who is a president? Of a country, brewery, duchy, company, school, or other notable institution?
While there are lots of facets as to why women and men are at such disparate odds in leadership roles, don’t dwell on why that is, figure out how we can all change it.
Here’s a post of Women Leaders (this list is WAY to short), First Ladies (where’s the First Men list??), and Female Heads of State.
It’s impossible to declare a Year Of The Woman when women still lag behind, are held back, and otherwise are not yet much closer to an equilibrium. International Women’s Day is coming up March 8th – you can prepare and plan now to make progress. Looking at pay rates, duties, promotional patterns, educational opportunities and scholarships, mentoring and support. Consciously change exclusive language (‘guys’, i.e. Congressmen, and so forth). It all matters.
Marketing to women properly sends a message that women are noticed, they matter and are compatriots – not extraneous. What are you doing that sends the right message?
So Happy Presidents Day! Thanks the women in presidential leadership roles – do everything you can to help them grow, flourish and lead. It’s a much bigger thought than any one industry can fathom and will be better for everyone, the globe over.