If women are such avid users and are socially connected, then why are we not among the founders and the leaders of the companies that serve us?
Women in the SoLoMo Boardrooms
Women are not only outnumbering men in social media usage, but they are spending more time on the social sites that they visit. Why are we not among the founders and the leaders of the companies that…
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It may have to do with the myth of the Glass Ceiling , which was found to be untrue. Many women, will sacrifice their careers in order to become wives and then mother's. It is rare for a professional woman to lead a company and yet raise a family at the same time. The men who lead us, for the most part have never had to put their professional career's on hold. In fact, these male leader's may attribute their successes to the women who manage the household and raise the children.
+Lynette Young I highly suspect, as witnessed over the years, that we don't network, discuss, and interject comments in the same style or manner. Nor do we have decades of connections from those before us. Mostly not intentional, but years of being enculturated into different discourse styles and expectations for personal presentation and etiquette has compromised interactions at the micro level that then evolve into macro consequences over time. So frustrating. Thanks for sharing!
behind every successful man is a woman so somehow we are part of the founders
I enjoy this read, +Lynette Young and I concur. Group Hug!
This is almost like asking, "If women used telephone's more, why are there not more women owned telephone companies?" Or, "If women drink coffee more, why are there not more women owned coffee companies?" Or, "If I pressed the "like" button on FB on the Tech Inc. page, why am I not running Tech Inc?"
Being socially connected is not necessary a science, or being creative, so we are probably trying to equate things that don't equate.
Ya..i fully agree with Alexander..these are not the same..and to look at it this way is rather juvenile
partially in agreement +T Alexander , but the primary point is that amidst all those users are also many highly savvy and astute minds amidst the masses that are not being mentored or primed or offered pivotal leadership tracks and ultimately, positions as leaders. The whole of social media is the loser here because without representative perspectives from highly influential users , key and insightful designs, roadmaps and whatnot are likely missing the mark by a good margin in areas ripe for innovation for female end users. And just to add, just because a candidate is female, a company should not just offer her a leadership position without supports and mentoring prior to that and if and when she gains an influential position, among the influential leaders, her voice can be easily drowned out by a huge majority who hold contrasting insights as members of a strong demographic, but not wholly representative. So, what might be perceived to be a better direction for decisions, funding, etc, is likely missing a HUGE HUGE portion of the market potential here. It is amazing to me that companies aren't chomping at the bit to clammer over talent in this untapped savvy female social media mindset and demographic, and secondly, then not setting them up for success in at least attainment of more influential leadership roles even if women might ultimately choose to differ in leadership style or interactions once there. Admittedly, my response here is too wordy for clarity. Sleep deprived, I'm nodding off as I type. 😀 And now some zzz's Happy Thursday peeps!
And when I say mentoring, I mean only in the culture of a company's male dominant leadership (discourse, etc). Women have the tech savviness and intellectual qualifications, but having kickass insights and ideas are no good unless you are able to become influential enough for ideas to be heard, thoughtfully considered, and acted upon.
Ahhh, be very careful +karthik balachandran , because if you go back and read carefully, you both missed the key point, which I shall not reiterate here again as you can refer to both the original article as well as my comments. "Juvenile" is way off mark here and a loaded term as well. Have another read and then if you still disagree, then let's just move on. If you disagree that is fine, but do not resort to emotional expressions vs logical facts (not opinions) to support your point. Ladies, gents, it's been a pleasure. I am off for some much needed rest. I have some leadership responsibilities to attend to 😉
Very interesting topic. For me, women have got more intuition to seek the key of success, the best path to go ahead and men could not deal with this fact and that´s why many business men fear women and then women cannot achieve their aims.
+Juan Alfredo Gracia – very interesting… In my own mind, I have tired not to think of it as intentional blocking as much as a residual outcome of different styles of interactions, decision-making, language styles, networking over a lifetime, etc. But I'm sure that on all sides of a matter, there are individuals who might act in ways that subconsciously or overtly blocks any hint of competition. I wish it wasn't viewed sometimes as a taking sides A demographic vs B demographic, etc. or a threat or fear, and rather as an incredible value and investment in overall growth and innovation if we proactively work to include many diverse and influential voices in pivotal positions. Definitely not just a male/female issue here, imho. Your perspective is one I should probably analyze more than I have to date, but regardless, we all will benefit when we get diverse perspectives in influential positions. Fun discussion this morn! And now I am REALLY going to grab some sleep. Take care, my friends!