Business feminism is ripe for rebranding and now that a billionaire revolutionary wants to champion the cause, we really should give her a chance.
Leah Eichler is the founder of Femme-O-Nomics.
It’s surprising how much we as a community think about what’s happening in a woman’s uterus. Focusing on your own reproduction makes sense. What troubles me is when the business community wants to talk about it, too. In fact, it seems impossible to talk about the advancement of women in business without someone dropping the word “baby” into the equation. I don’t know about you, but I think it’s high time companies take their eyes off our navels.
That line between business and personal relationships gets frequently blurred and chemistry plays a major role in the hiring process.
While the number of women sitting on corporate boards in the U.S. and Canada are still stark, there are reasons to believe that 2013 is going to be a turning point on the discussion of boardroom gender diversity.
As two high-profile rape cases open the New Year, study after study reveals that violence against women impacts the bottom line of companies and a nation’s economy as well. It’s time to start taking preventative, rather than merely reactionary, measures.