Rosa Parks, the success of women-owned businesses and why women make great leaders
Did some sporting event take place during the Beyonce concert last night? Juuuust kidding. But really, Beyonce and her independent women back-up dancers really blew people away. I couldn’t help but notice that almost everyone on that stage last night was a woman. Let’s hear it for the girls!
In honor of the very girl-power performance, I wanted to highlight some recent accomplishments of the female gender.
- Today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of civil rights activist, Rosa Parks. The “first lady of civil rights” died in 2005 at age 92. On Rosa Parks’ birthday, let’s remember her courage.
- There has been a recent surge of success of women-owned businesses in the United States. “For the past 10 years, the number of women-owned firms has grown by 29%. And those that take in $1 million or more have grown by 31%. But the biggest jump is among women-owned firms with $10 million or more in revenues. They have surged nearly 57%.”
- According to Forbes (and the Harvard Business Review) women make better leaders. Why? Well, “…at every level, more women were rated by their peers, their bosses, their direct reports, and their other associates as better overall leaders than their male counterparts.”
You’ll also want to take 1:55 to watch this video from onlinemba.com with more data from additional reputable resources:
On this Monday, stay confident and determined to achieve your potential. The above highlights are proof that you can!