March is Women’s History Month and the perfect time to reflect on how women have positively contributed to the workforce.
“Women’s History Month is an annual event to celebrate the contributions of women to history. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, together with International Women’s Day on March 8.” ~ Wikipedia
When we’re talking about the workplace, women and men function differently. This blog isn’t about who is better than the other but about celebrating how far women have come and how they complement their business counterparts.
We can agree that men were considered the obvious choice for leadership roles in the past, and thankfully not as much now.
This evolution was possible because both men and women leaders realized a change in how we think would benefit the companies they serve.
Women have since been able to embrace…
~ developing their skills
~ and career advancement
Women tend to be more inclusive, compassionate, and passionate about a collaborative work environment. They can help balance a workplace simply because they are helpful by nature.
Some of the specific traits women possess are:
Women are known to pick up on emotional and verbal cues more quickly, which helps them get their point across, and their listening skills allow others to express themselves without fear. This attribute is excellent for collaborative efforts.
Women can troubleshoot even before a problem comes to light. They do this by picking up clues that others may not notice until the damage occurs. Preventing a negative outcome can save the company both time and money.
Strong Work Ethic
Women have it ingrained that playing fair and maintaining a certain level of conduct should be part of their overall demeanor. For companies who strive to raise the bar and have a high level of transparency, this is an excellent trait.
These are just a few of the qualities that come to mind when we think of the advantages of empowering women in the workplace. Today, even more than yesterday, we continue to work hard to incorporate gender diversity into our culture.