Updated: November 10, 2016
Power Play #1: Be Ready to Fight
The fight is not over ladies. Just because women have the right to vote and can be CEOs and ALMOST be President doesn’t mean we can eat bon bons and coast. What are you willing to fight for? There are a number of areas we could choose to take on: Gendercide and human rights for women, pay equality, the number of high-ranking women executives, the number of women on boards, the number of million-dollar plus women-owned businesses, and self-efficacy.
Girls around the world are being killed, neglected, or disappearing. The number is now 100 million. The number is rising.
The average woman working full time still earns 22 cents less than the average man.
Women in Top Ranks of Business
Women comprise 4.6% of S&P 500 companies and 15.2% of Fortune 500 boards.
Women in Top Ranks of Entrepreneurship
Only one in five firms with revenue of $1 million or more is woman-owned – this was originally written in 2010 and the stat is still the same.
- National Association of Women Business Owners Stats.
Self-Efficacy for Women and Girls
Women and girls have lower self-efficacy than our male counterparts, which leads to a self-limitation of opportunities. A full HALF of this equation is about exposure to mentors and role models, and what they say to you. Do they have your best interest at heart? May be time to prune. Can you reach out and mentor someone? Email / text / tweet: NOW.
- Hot Mommas Project women’s business fact sheet
Pick one. Then fight.
When there is a conversation involving women, know about it, and mention it.
When there is a news story, record it.
When there is an article, read it.
When there is an opportunity to tell your children or friends about it, tell it.
When you give, give to it.
When you can mentor, do it.
There is no white knight!
There is no white knight ladies. So get ready to put up your dukes, get fierce, and represent your issue to the world. What are you willing to fight for?
Hot Mommas = Dynamic Women.
We increase confidence of Gen Y, Gen X, and beyond. We are the world’s LARGEST women’s case study library (HQed at the George Washington University School of Business, CFEE). Why? Exposure to role models and mentors INCREASES SELF-EFFICACY (the “I can do it” gene). Critical. Our classes and workshops measurably increase confidence/self-effciacy up to 200%.
How do you #ROLE? Join the movement.