Female leadership is typically an outlier in a male driven career world, which is shocking when considering the male to female ratio around the world. It’s important for us in our modern day to actively combard these stereotypes and prove the benefits of female representation in leadership positions.
In present day, even though the rights of women have been greatly expanded, we still see a disproportionately low number of women in leadership roles. That is why the following list of three reasons why we need more women in leadership roles has been assembled. They are, in no particular order, as follows:
- To Accurately Reflect The Workforce
- Compassion And Empathy
- Best Suited For The Job
To Accurately Reflect The Workforce
More and more women are joining the workforce. No longer is it expected for women to remain in the home and simply take care of children. As this growing shift takes place, it is imperative that women are given role models in positions of power that they can aspire to. A working environment should reflect the real world. This allows management and executives to accurately understand the wants and needs of the customers based on their own experiences instead of simply guessing.
Compassion And Empathy
Female leaders have long been shown to have more compassion and empathy. In a world where these qualities are seriously lacking, this is an extremely helpful skill set that will help expand a business. Employees who feel understood and appreciated are much more likely to work harder and stay at a company longer than those who feel brushed aside. Having understanding and compassionate leaders helps businesses succeed in the long term.
Best Suited For The Job
There have been thousands of cases in the past where women were best suited for a particular job but didn’t receive it because it was given to a man by a man who hired him. Women are just as competent leaders as men and there is absolutely no research to suggest the contrary. When those who are best suited for the job hold a position of power, a company will thrive and expand beyond its potential.
Without identifying our shortcomings and highlighting the benefits of women in the workforce, we cannot expect anything to change. The first step is promoting all the amazing aspects women can bring to leadership roles.