We could tell you that women in the workplace often face an uphill struggle to receive fair treatment and consideration for leadership roles/opportunities. They still face a (slowly improving) 21.4% gender wage gap, and there is more awareness than ever from the #MeToo movement.
Let’s focus on the positive though; women DO make a HUGE positive difference for businesses. Here is why we at Wejungo love women.
Women are exceptionally engaged managers.
According to Gallup, female managers are MORE engaged than male managers. A more engaged leader develops a more engaged team and individual. They have also found a solid connection between employee engagement and high performance levels. As a result, employee engagement influences turnover, productivity, profit and overall workplace happiness.
Women often balance work and life exceptionally well.
Most working women do more than 50% of the household/childcare duties. This means they have mastered juggling 40-50 hours/week careers plus taking care of children, making doctor/dental appointments, driving kids to sports, going to teacher-parent conferences, helping with homework, grocery shopping, cleaning and everything else required to run a household. This oftentimes translates well into their careers in areas of productivity, cultivating creativity, multi-tasking, driving deadlines, getting SH*T done, being more patient and excelling in communication.
Women leaders often excel at providing positive feedback.
It’s a FACT; women leaders give 1.17 times more recognition and positive feedback for a job well done than their male counterparts. [Business Insider] This leads to not only happier and more valued employees, but increases retention of your top performers and positively influences the company’s culture.