Is there enough leadership opportunities in the industry? Traditionally, men would usually dominate most companies as bosses or CEOs. Men typically enjoy the power of being in charge and more respected. It is found that only 15% of CEOs at Fortune 500 companies are female. Although this number is low, the rates of CEOs that are women are continuing to rise. Women are fighting to finally gain more power and have a leadership position. Not only is this beneficial for women, it is beneficial for the company. Having a more diverse workplace increases the chances for new innovations as men and women having different perspectives.
As a double major in marketing and management, I have found that most of my management classes are predominantly women. As I talk to these other women in my class we all come to an agreement that we want to be in control. We want the ability to have a potential leadership position after graduation.
As I also became a member of a women in business group on campus, I loved the idea of women supporting each other. I made close bonds with women in this group and had people that could be going through the same potential struggles as I am. This organization made me realize that we all want to stand up to hardships in the field of business. We want to help continue to rise the statistics of leadership positions in any way possible. It would be great to have more influential positive female role models that are CEOs.
Woman in the upcoming generations are rising the against the standards of a stereotypical man being in charge of a company or organization. I believe that women having more power and leadership roles will give young girls today and in the future the motivation to become their own leader.
University of Delaware 2024