We interrupt our regular programming to highlight an excellent blog post by Carol Roth titled At the Business Table, Where Are the Ladies?
Roth talks about the dearth of women in high places, from corporate board rooms to the New York Times Best Seller list. Here’s an excerpt from her post:
So, where are the ladies and why are we not represented at the highest level of business? There are certainly many women who should be at the table, not because they are women, but because they are deserving and are conspicuously still absent. In a recent discussion with a high profile business publication, I was invited to become a contributor. The senior editor named all of the other business contributors and absent me, they were all men. Despite the fact that 52% of all businesses are started by women currently, the business advice is being given by men.
The conversation that has ensued in the comments section is familiar. The “women’s issue” issue isn’t new.
In fact, I pointed that out in my wordy comment which I’ve pasted below.
My commentary isn’t new either. I’ve blogged about the “women’s issue” recently here and here, for example. So have many others.
Some things have changed on the surface in the over 20 years that I’ve been in the workforce and the 15 years I’ve been starting and running businesses. But fundamentally, nah, things really haven’t changed that drastically, and I don’t think they will 10 or 20 years from now. This biases, discrepancies and discriminations are too deeply entrenched.
So what can we do about this? What are you doing about it?
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