Check out this article from Forbes about the importance of getting women in the board room or in leadership roles and 5 basic steps for getting them there!
I know that I post about women in leadership a lot but I believe that as a country we have stalled when it comes to gender parity in leadership. Last night Kristen and I went to hear Geena Davis speak on gender in media and the state of female visibility today and here are a couple of take home statistics from her talk:
1) In terms of women in political leadership the United States ranks 90th in the World! I'm not even sure I can fathom this in terms of negative fallout. Our nation harps all the time on the issue of women's subjugation in underdeveloped nations and here we are ranked 90th???
2) If we continue to add women to Congress at the rate we are now we will not reach equal representation for 500 YEARS!! And again I say....how is this even possible??
Take initiative, speak up, and work together to effect change don't just expect positive change to occur organically.....unless that is you want to wait another 500 years for equality?
Check out the work being done by Geena Davis and others on this topic: www.seejane.org