Women in Business: To be or not to be feminine, that is not the question!
It's said that business is a men's dominate world. For decades, as women began to enter the American workforce more and more, this question of gender equality as it relates to pay and promotion has been raised. It’s still a heavy topic. The question is asked, “can women be leaders in business?"
Forbes just raised the question in a recent article.
Excuse me? Women have been on top other areas of life. Most time, women are our first teacher, our first nurse and our first chef, so why not be a leader in business? I have heard the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan raise this point.
It’s the same silly idea in business that has crept into the Church. You can’t have a women spiritual teacher and guide when it was her who first represented God to you and taught you about God? When as a baby, we cried for help, it was mother who came to our rescue…for God. She was His first helper and messenger to you. Marinate on that.
Forbes wrote an article today entitled “Can ‘Feminine’ Women Make It To The Top?” I don't think it has anything to do with being "feminine" which is defined "having qualities traditionally ascribed to women, as sensitivity or gentleness." No one would argue that the business world could use some of that. Maybe then, it would be so few haves and so many have nots.
The real issue is about being "sexy" meaning provoking or intended to provoke sexual interest. Is that the real question?
I think women must be feminine and but not sexy when it comes to business. You see, women have the power to make a preacher put down the Bible and an Imam put down the Holy Qu’ran. What hope does a business colleague have who only goes to worship once a week, or not at all? LOL Now I know there are several industries where it really is the woman’s business to show her behind, so I guess YOU won’t listen to this but for the others in the business world, if you want men to take you seriously and you want to be recognized and make it big in business then show men your mind, not her behind.
Listen, a married business man cannot introduce you to his wife and you saunter in the room showing more butt than brains taking about, "we will be working late often." Or you run up to the stage to give your presentation about the next hot jingle your team developed for the ad campaign, and all the men are thinking, "you jiggling baby, go 'head baby."
Like I asked in the headline, which woman would you trust, just based on appearance to be the more serious business partner that will help you reach your business goals?
Check out the Forbes article by clicking here.