Whilst there may be a long way to go in a lot of industries before we see absolver equality, the movement of women in business is something which has been staggering to watch in recent years. There have been a number of seminal moments within this too, and different appointments and interviews which powerful women have given, really have lead the way for other women to inspire.
Take the interview which Audrey Gelman gave back in 2019, which not only focused on why women could do well in business, but also on the fact that she was pregnant. Here is why that interview was so powerful, and why the female movement just keeps on growing.
The Front Cover
Before you even got into the interview, we saw a powerful image of Audrey on the front cover of Inc. magazine, where she is proudly showing off her baby bump. The reason why this was so powerful is that pregnancy is often one of the things which used to be pointed towards, as to why women in business wasn’t something that we could ever see happen. To stand on the front cover of a business magazine like that, proudly showing off her baby bump, is exactly what women around the world needed to see.
When we very first started to see women in CEO positions in business they were usually within a female dominated world. For example we would often see women as the heads of luxury underwear companies or of companies which focused primarily on female products. In recent years however we have seen a real shift here and there are more women than ever before, branching out across sectors. The reality is that whether you are selling a tin of beans or a cruise ship, business is business, and this exactly why women should be involved in all areas of business and all sectors.
Empowering Through Example
The only way that we were ever going to see real change with women in business was to have people like Audrey doing well. The best way to inspire a generation or to encourage any women out there that they could be successful in business, was to actually see someone who looks like them, doing well. We now have an enormous range of women in business who are inspiring each and every day and who are truly the perfect example of success for younger girls to follow.
Breaking The Division
The next step for us all has to be that we stop talking about successful men or successful women, and that we just talk about successful people. We are slowly but surely breaking down these walls and it won’t be long before we get to this point. One of the main reasons why we are able to get to this point is the impact and influence that the likes of Audrey Gelman is having on the world of business, and there are many like her who are helping to lead the way.
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