The battle is far from over, yet the question remains: Have American Women Abandoned the Battle for Equality?
When the United States was founded, its female residents did not share all of the same rights as men. In fact, women did not have the right to vote until August 1920 when the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women that right. However, just gaining the right to vote did not mean that American women had achieved equality with American men.
Nearly 100 years later, they still don’t have it. According to The Institute for Women’s Policy Research: “Women are almost half of the workforce. They are the equal, if not main, breadwinner in four out of 10 families. They receive more college and graduate degrees than men. Yet, on average, women continue to earn considerably less than men. In 2015, female full-time workers made only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 20 percent.”
The world is at war today. This is not a news flash. It’s the way things have been most days since the beginning of history.
Sometimes these wars seem to be about land or borders. Sometimes they seem to be about race or tribe. Sometimes they seem to be about color of skin or religious beliefs. Sometimes they seem to be about important matters and other times they seem to be about insignificant differences.
Can Empathy Make Us More Intelligent Leaders?
As leaders committed to becoming even better leaders, we have all at one time or another asked ourselves; what makes someone a great leader?
When it comes to Authentic Leadership, Are We Fooling Ourselves?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last five or so years, you know that being an authentic leader is no longer a preference, it’s a requirement!