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leadershipWhen it comes to leadership, women are increasingly proving to be better than men. Certain specific abilities and managerial strengths are gifted to women, only getting better with practice. On social platforms, women are sadly faced with inequality stemming from society’s negative perception.

With the same diligence they show commitment at the workplace, women should also be compensated on equal terms as men. Even with these challenges, here are reasons why women easily trounce men in leadership;

Motivating Others

Generally, women are natural motivators who sense when it is necessary to offer support. They learn the triggers to an individual’s fears and motivations, seeking to find a middle ground. Ideas for motivation materialize effortlessly.

Men exhibit phobia when faced with emotional situations, taking a back seat rather than offering guidance. Studies consistently show that employees with women bosses are genuinely engaged in work obligations.

Equipped To Succeed Against All Odds

In a world where women have had to face a form of discrimination or another, dealing with challenges is a necessity. Women have had to stand up for themselves, achieving major leadership feats on the process.

Succeeding the odds is now being achieved with flying colors, revolutionizing the corporate space. Women are naturally driven to prove wrong those who seek to place barriers between them and their career and life aspirations.

Incredibly Patient

Unlike men, women in leadership won’t rush into decisions without clearly thinking them through. Before jumping into serious business conclusions, a lot has to go into reasoning and seeking the best solutions. This helps keep the atmosphere at work calm and conducive.

Stress is among the greatest contributors of resentment and unproductivity at work. Women are the best at calming down stressful situations, simply through gentleness and calmness. When not tamed, stress can ruin chances of promotion and salary increment.

Firm Business Ethics

While most women only subscribe to ideal business ethics in the workplace, women take a broader approach. Ladies would rather place ego aside and practice their ideal ethics in all aspects of their lives, rather than unsettle the working atmosphere.

As they pursue fairness, women fully recognize and respect the rights of their colleagues. The ethical behavior of initiating and spreading harmony is highly revered in corporate circles. Organizations are now more inclined to offering prestigious leadership positions to women.

Superior Managerial Skills

From their excellence in home management for ages, women portray characteristic of planning and saving naturally. They can thus manage well even when stocks run low, making them ideal for handling turbulent business environments. Their efficiency in managing resources is incomparable.

Maintaining a balance and careful allocation are achieved through intricate planning and thoughtful scheduling. Men are at times too casual, opting to ‘cross the bridge when they get there’. In contrast, women are proactive and openly considerate to subordinates and coworkers alike.

Excellent Communicators

Jokingly, women are said to be talkative; the corporate world proves that they talk sense amongst themselves. In extension, this virtue is integrated into organizations when they actively take up leadership roles. Every decision is thought out rationally before executions.

For women, snagging a business deal is achieved through tactful and precise communication. In the rough corporate world, these soft skills are sure winners in efficiency. Crisp flow of information in any organization leads to greater and lasting success.

As men prioritize actions over words, they at times end up making avoidable and costly mistakes. Customer and employee concerns are best handled by women, helping establish and maintain strong relations.

Good at Collaborating

It is women’s natural instincts to bridge gaps and bring people together. At the workplace, they comfortably handle multiple roles, interacting with many colleagues in the process. A happier organization is poised for success and triumph over competitors.

Being alpha-males, men in leadership positions seek to directly assert their authority without emphasizing on teamwork. Women prefer working in a team, seeking solutions together, and looking out for the best interest of all subordinates and staff.

Conclusion

Across the board, women are now taking up an increased percentage of leadership positions. In social and corporate settings, their empathy makes them invaluable as sources of encouragement and motivation. With clear visions, they have lead companies to greater profits and loyal client communities.

The world should move towards putting more women in charge of leadership positions. The positive effects will trickle down to all levels of society. Which women leaders motivate you? Let us know in the comment section. We are much obliged to further this conversation.

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It is quite ordinary these days to read names of celebrities and big-time people in society give a percentage of their money to the needy people of third-world countries. They do this by supporting and donating to charity institutions that aim to protect or support different causes.  Some of these institutions’ programs center on homeless kids in Africa, some on malnourished children to another part in the world, and there are also others that support the welfare of abused women and children.

The word needy is quite a broad term. Dictionary.com defines it as [someone] “in a condition of need or want; poverty-stricken; impoverished; extremely poor; destitute.” It does not just refer to people who are financially poor. It may also refer to people who are in dire and abusive situation such as domestic abuse. Basically, the needy people are those who are in deep need for help to rise above and get away from their current horrific situations.

In early history, women have not been given as much importance as men. In many societies in the past, women were not sent to schools or any venue of formal education. Women were merely made to stay home and be trained to do household chores and other homemaking duties to prep them for the married life. Women who fought against that discrimination were often ridiculed upon or received rejection from their societies.

In some events, women were not given the same rights as men, as in their inability to exercise the supposed right to suffrage. However, despite the many hardships women from different times have suffered, many have risen above the sexual discrimination and made a name for themselves by changing the world with their love for the people in need.  These women helped the poor, gave access to the underprivileged, and paved the way for reforms to help individuals stand on their own two feet.

If you are thinking about making a difference, here’s a list of 5 women, who made a difference by helping the needy, that might inspire you.

Michelle Obama

The wife of then President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama has made quite a name in charity efforts herself. She initiated and launched several movements that aimed to promote healthy lifestyle, education, and empowerment. Michelle has touched so many lives all across America that even when Former President Obama’s ratings fluctuated, hers remained high.

Oprah Winfrey

When it comes to popularly generous celebrities, Oprah Winfrey is the one likely to come up first. It has been reported that she has donated millions of dollars to charity institutions, three of which received the bulk of the donations. These charities are The Angel Network, Oprah Winfrey Foundation, and the Oprah Winfrey Operating Foundation. Sometimes, donation she receives from other sources go directly to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. Other than supporting these charity institutions, Oprah also uses some of her to time to volunteer to other charity causes and events

Nora Roberts

Dubbed by The New Yorker as “America’s favorite novelist, Nora Roberts is an internationally popular writer. True to her profession, the Nora Roberts Foundation is primarily focused on Literacy support. Its support prioritizes local organizations. The foundation also supports Children’s programs, humanitarian efforts, and arts organizations.

Isabel Allende

She is a Chilean-American international best-selling author of the books The House of Spirits, The City of Beasts, and the memoir of her daughter who died at the age of 29, Paula. Among her best-selling pieces, she has authored more than 20 more books that have been translated in 35 languages and copies sold reached more than 67 million. While Isabel is best-known as a journalist and a writer, her foundation The Isabel Allende Foundation is also a quite popular charity institution that has been “laser-focused on supporting and empowering women around the world and makes grants in education, reproductive rights, healthcare, and more.”

Angelina Jolie

Popularly known all over the world as an award-winning actress and movie director, Angelina is also an active humanitarian and is a Goodwill Ambassador of the UNCHR. Angelina became even more interested in humanitarian work when she filmed in Cambodia for her Lara Croft movie. She later became a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and became very participative and active in her role. She traveled to areas in Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, and Darfur extensively despite reports if disputes in these areas.

Her advocacies also are not limited to such humanitarian works with the UN. She also actively lobbies campaigns that support children’s education, and the protection of child immigrants, and other children in need as well.  In fact, she has helped put up education policies with the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict. Jolie has also successfully gathered a network of lawyers that champions in the human rights advocacy in developing countries, under the Jolie Legal Fellowship she herself established.

These women who have impacted the world greatly with their advocacies to help the needy have gone through countless ordeals that they overcame because of their commitment and passion to help. If you want to do the same, you can start within your family and your community. Take a leap in leading at making the world a better place with the skills and resources that are within your reach. You don’t need lots of money to start. All you need is the passion to help those who are in need and the commitment to keep going in your advocacy no matter what – just like these 5 women who made a difference, in their own ways, to the world we live in.

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Women and Minorities Make Slow Progress in Filling Ranks at Law Firms by Elizabeth Olsen

Women and minorities continued to make small, slow gains in their numbers at major American law firms last year, according to the National Association for Law Placement, a legal employment tracker.  Read more.

The Atlantic has a fascinating article about the women who wanted to become president before Hillary Clinton.

The article begins:

Hillary Clinton may become the first female president of the United States, but she is not the first woman who has run for the job.

This year alone there are five women who have earned their party’s nomination—including the Green Party’s Jill Stein and the Party for Socialism and Liberation’s Gloria La Riva, who has been on various Socialist tickets for more than 30 years.  Read the rest of this article here.

In Memory of LT Valerie C. Delaney, USN a foundation was established by her family to promote and support women in all fields and to inspire future generations of female leaders.  The foundation provides a yearly scholarship for one deserving woman and provides mentors to many women each year.  You can learn more about the Wings for Val Foundation at their website.