women in business

women in business

April 26, 2018 10:28 am

Women

We all have a guilty pleasure right?

It might be consuming a tub of Haagen Daaz in front of a soppy movie.

It might be a nutella sandwich.

It could even be something non food related!

My guilty pleasure is reality TV- more specifically watching women on reality TV. The Real Housewives to be exact. Regardless of their geographical location, New York, Orange County, Atlanta or even, more closer to home, Cheshire. I may also enjoy, Next Top Model, the American and British versions (which I do watch whilst eating copious amounts of food…I am eating for them as well).

I enjoy watching beautiful people in beautiful locations. Voyeuristically I watch their lives unfold, the good and the bad. New babies, divorce, new business ventures and bankruptcy. It’s all played out right in front of the cameras to be cleverly edited and then beamed into my house.

I say I enjoy it. Although there are parts a drool over; the women’s jewellery, their clothes and many I wonder at; their gravity defying breasts, their wrinkle free foreheads, there are parts I cringe over.

The fighting

I hate the fighting.

The fighting is often caused by fake-ness. I hate fake-ness. And I’m not talking about breasts here, or even fake Rolex watches (if you have a fake watch of any kind, do not send it to us as we will not touch it). Why is there this need to be fake?

If you don’t like someone then tell him/her the truth. Just don’t be fake about it.

This fake-ness occurs in business all the time.

Watching all these women on TV got me thinking about ‘real life’, and where women fit into it.

As a working mum, I see a lot of other mums dragging their kids to and from school/ swimming/ karate etc etc, but in my working life I don’t see any women. I have meetings with bank managers- all men, I have meetings with website developers- men, I have meeting with various watch brands (can you guess?)- all men.

Where are all the women in Business?

The undignified sexism I recently witnessed at Baselworld (read full article here) was one thing; with the smoking and female models I did feel the plan had taken me not to Switzerland, but back in time. But in the real world, in Manchester, England in 2018 where are the women in the web development industry, web marketing industry, the watch industry in general? After women within the scientific community have been at each other’s throats about posting selfies, I wanted to shout out loud. I have a daughter and want her to choose the path that is the right one for her, not due to her looks, but her brain. And she will. These female scientists who are fans of Instagram are making their working lives more accessible to a new generation of girls who may not be fully aware of all the opportunities that are available to them, and that can only be a good thing.

I want to see more women in all their working glory, not just looking pretty for the cameras for not-so-real reality shows. Women who work, not fight. Women who have an opinion because they are educated in the topic under discussion, not just to get them more air time. Women with brains, with industry insight, and wise words.

I want to see women fight for other women, to form bonds and friendships that last a life time.

We all need to remember that we are there to support each other.

So come on girls, work hard, play hard and make your mark. Let’s see more women in powerful positions, we have a female Prime Minister, great role models of strong business leaders such as Holly Tucker, founder of notonthehightstreet.com,¬†Carolyn McCall former CEO of EasyJet, now Chief Exec of ITV.

Real women

Watching all these women on TV got me thinking about ‘real life’, and where women fit into it.

As a working mum, I see a lot of other mums dragging their kids to and from school/ swimming/ karate etc etc, but in my working life I don’t see any women. I have meetings with bank managers- all men, I have meetings with website developers- men, I have meeting with various watch brands (can you guess?)- all men.

Where are all the women?

Women in Business

The undignified sexism I recently witnessed at Baselworld (read full article here) was one thing; with the smoking and female models I did feel the plan had taken me not to Switzerland, but back in time. But in the real world, in Manchester, England in 2018 where are the women in the web development industry, web marketing industry, the watch industry in general? After women within the scientific community have been at each other’s throats about posting selfies, I wanted to shout out loud. I have a daughter and want her to choose the path that is the right one for her, not due to her looks, but her brain. And she will. These female scientists who are fans of Instagram are making their working lives more accessible to a new generation of girls who may not be fully aware of all the opportunities that are available to them, and that can only be a good thing.

I want to see more women in all their working glory, not just looking pretty for the cameras for not-so-real reality shows. Women who work, not fight. Women who have an opinion because they are educated in the topic under discussion, not just to get them more air time. Women with brains, with industry insight, and wise words.

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