Can women have it all? Do women deserve it all? These particular questions have fueled numerous debates on the internet, within business sectors and the most peculiar of locations; shopping mall food courts.
A question of such magnitude usually inspires a nuanced and in-depth discussion about the realities of a woman’s work-life and the natural law of labour-force enrollment but a mere glimpse at the general population proves that, if anything, millennial women deserve and are attaining more power in the corporate world and it’s long overdue.
It should come as no surprise however considering that women acquire more college degrees than their male counterparts. A study conducted by UNESCO shows that the literacy rate of females aged 18-30 in Lesotho is an inconceivable 93.4% which dwarfs the 76.98% inferred to males of the same age. Women are creative, intuitive and are multi-tasking fiends – what better qualifications are necessary to lead a company?
Furthermore, too much has been made of aggression, obstinacy and oppressive self-belief as being main ingredients for success. This belief is rather bogus and may have been accurate decades ago. The “macho” behavior surely belongs in the past. Female qualities are as effective as any traits and may as well enable far greater success.
Things have changed dramatically for women in the workplace since the last century in terms of equality and opportunity. Women are stronger, more entrepreneurial and more ‘go getting’ than ever. Can you be sexy and successful? Absolutely! Be proud to be a woman in the commercial jungle, it is all there for the taking.
Unfortunately, most millennial women barely make it to the corporate pedestal. More often than not, men are the force behind the largest businesses. Some refer to this as a corporate balance. Women thus need to understand that the “balance” is in the eye of the beholder; your latitude is only decided by your attitude towards life. Live by your own standards and break the glass ceiling – prove to yourself and others that you have what it takes to succeed. Prove that the millennial woman is a force to be reckoned with.
This post is shared with permission by The Millennials Lesotho