Women Must Ask for What We Want
As we all adjust to life through the pandemic, I want to take a moment to reflect on something important: When the world was in crisis and came to a halt, women across the planet stepped up, making personal sacrifices to be there for everyone around them at home and in their work, and helped the world move forward and adjust.
When the World Was in Crisis, WOMEN STEPPED UP AND HELPED THE WORLD ADJUST TO LIFE THROUGH THE PANDEMIC.
But here we are today. It’s 2022 and, globally, women are still the most underrepresented, underpaid, and undervalued demographic. Did you know that only 4.6% (23) of the Fortune Global 500 CEOs are female? Representation matters, and the pandemic has impact-ed Women disproportionately. In 2020 alone, women globally lost more than 64 million jobs! According to the World Economic Forum, the global effects of the pandemic have grown the gender gap from 99.5 to 135.6 years in the span of just the first 12 months.
None of this makes sense—especially when you consider that closing the worldwide gender gap in the workforce could add $28 trillion to the global GDP—$28 trillion! This gap isn’t due to lack of talent and capability.
Women are in crisis now, and we need your help.
While we have made progress, the world is changing faster than we can keep up with it, and women are foundational to dealing with change. We are grateful to all the women trailblazers, past and present, who have inspired and fought for progress. We can no longer wait for them to go it alone. We have proven that, together, women have the power to heal the world. It’s time to create a world that embraces the power women bring!
We are at a pivotal moment in history when we could seize this momentum to disrupt inequities, fuel systemic change, and create a shift in mindset that will spark the kind of movement the world has never seen. And this movement starts with us. It starts with women everywhere taking the first step to JUST ASK for what they want.
SIMPLY IMAGINE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE DID…
Please check out my TEDx Talk to help us ask for what we want: The Secret to Self-Advocacy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkgQ9f7KJaw)