We Need More Women In Leadership Positions

by | Oct 27, 2021 | All | 0 comments

Power, in the hands of women, can be a profound force for good, leading to more balanced, fair, and empathetic leadership in all areas of society.

The concept of power often evokes fear, especially among women, as historically, it has been a tool for oppression. But it’s time to redefine what power means and how it can be a force for good. Women need power, not to dominate, but to create positive change in their lives and communities.

Power should be a source of positive change, not oppression. Women embracing their power is essential for creating a more balanced and equitable society.

Historically, power structures have predominantly been male-dominated, often leading to the marginalisation of women’s voices and rights. However, as more women assume leadership roles across various sectors, there’s a growing recognition of power being used differently. Research has shown that women in leadership positions often prioritise collaboration, empathy, and inclusive decision-making—qualities that can redefine traditional notions of power (Harvard Business Review).

Men make most political decisions in every nation except for a few. According to the World Bank, less than a quarter of members of parliament around the world are female. Only 28% of women hold decision-making positions in corporations.

The fear of power among women is understandable, given its historical misuse. But it’s crucial to understand that power is neutral; how we use it defines its nature. Power doesn’t have to be about dominance; it can be about making a difference, giving a voice to the voiceless, and driving positive change. By owning our power, we can shift paradigms, create equitable spaces, and lead with a transformative approach that benefits all.

Power, in the hands of women, can be a profound force for good, leading to more balanced, fair, and empathetic leadership in all areas of society.

Start by exploring your relationship with power. Are there ways you can step into your power more fully, whether at work, in your community, or in personal relationships? Seek out role models who use their power for good and learn from their example. Engage in conversations about power dynamics with peers and consider ways to support and empower each other. Let’s redefine power together and use it to build a more equitable world.

Join me on the upcoming webinar, “How To Step Into Your Leadership Roles With Confidence and Clarity”. Save your seat here: https://riseandleadinstitute.com/.

Let’s collectively redefine and reclaim power.
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