This pic was taken during last week’s Human Capital Forum, as part of a session I ran. When I posted this shot of me speaking on the challenges women face when they go out seeking employment or just a chance to thrive and grow in whatever they pursue; someone asked me if I was just riding the whole wave of “women empowerment” that has become quite popular in our region lately. He felt it was all too cliche and maybe I have no business on the topic. Well, I thought it would be good to remind him and the people who feel this way of a wonderful quote I read once, it goes like this: “Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult”.
I have to be honest and say that this truly describes what a lot of women I know have to do in order to get recognition. Especially in our region. It probably explains why so many of them are so driven and passionate about what they do whether they are employees, Job seekers, entrepreneurs, artists, wives and mothers. That’s why I think that anyone who has the mind and heart to work twice as hard in spite of the obstacles and voices surrounding them, is someone I would rather see any day on the driver’s seat working, leading and running things instead of being condemned to the backseat. Regardless of their gender.