Things are changing. The business world today is completely evolving and, therefore, the traditional paradigms are slowly disappearing. Men at work and women at home to cook and look after children? Not anymore. Latest researches show that more and more women occupy an high level role in the companies’ hierarchies (although they are still much less than men).
One example? A recent investigation carried out by the New York Times shows that in the finance industry are now more than twenty thousands the families in which she works on Wall Street and he looks after the house and children. The cause of this change of trend can partially be attributed to new legislations but principally to more confidence in women and on a system that is based more on merit than it was before.
For many studies, a woman boss has a lot of positive aspects compared to men:
- more empathy
- more flexibility
- good negotiation skills
- more ability to manage conflicts constructively
- more ability to listening to others opinions
Given all these advantages, it’s time to ask whether it is not better, for all, a sharp change of trend in the business world.
A new way to make business
Anyway, there are still several difficulties for women in the work world. In their help comes the “mobile” jobs. The web has created a lot of new jobs and everyone can invent their own business. Think, for example, of the hundreds (or even thousands) of successful bloggers. Motivated women has created their business thanks to fashion blogs, or tutorial blogs, etc.
Here is a list of 15 Powerful Women in Business Today
- Cher Wang
- Oprah Winfrey
- Folorunsho Alakija
- Denise Coates
- Wang Laichun
- Sara Blakely
- Sheryl Sandberg
- Gina Rinehart
- Indra Nooyi
- Susun Wojcicki
- Debbie Fields
- Arianna Huffington
- Sophia Vergara
- Angela Merkel
The secret of their success?
They have found a necessity, a common problem, and then provide solutions, advice, sincere help. Often, their success is possible just because they are women and, therefore, they are more credible for their specific audience. In this industry it’s more easy to find smart female entrepreneurs and undoubtedly there will be more and more in the future.
But a woman in business is able to take care of her children and her family? Of course. Today there’s no more the junction: “career or family?”; thanks precisely to the nature of today’s jobs, that have flexible hours and it’s location-independent: she can work from the office or from the kitchen, there’s no difference.
Launch an online business and build a career online could definitely be a valid solution to balance life, work and family. What about you? Are you a woman in business? Have you started a business online? Do you want to tell us your story? Just comment below. In the meanwhile, happy Women’s Day!