Fast Company published three articles that address important issues about gender, the workplace, and leadership. If study after study confirms that businesses with diverse workplaces fail less often with higher returns on investment, why do there seem to be so many examples of gender inequity in business?
Each of these articles raises important questions.
Silicon Valley likes to think it can predict the tech future, but few forecasts include women in the mix. Why?
And more importantly, what will this unfair imbalance end up doing to our start-up tech success rate?
This article addresses the reaction to the firing of Jill Abramson from the New York Times, in particular the fact that how “we talk about women in power is vastly different than the way we talk about male leaders.”
Does the reaction show a difference in how leaders are treated versus the general public?
Research shows that women tend to underestimate their worth. This threatens small businesses and their future success if women don’t believe they can succeed.
It also forces business leaders more broadly to question: How should we react?