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4 Obstacles Women Still Face in the Workplace

Hamsa Ramesha | NonProfitPeople


2. “ANYTHING YOU CAN DO I CAN DO BETTER…”

The spin doctors would have you believe that the successes of super-women like Oprah and Hillary Clinton are examples of outstanding female leadership and achievement. And while the legacies that these accomplished women have built shouldn’t be disregarded, it also shouldn’t be taken as a sign of complete victory for women.

The truth is, the everyday working woman lacks role models for leadership in corporate culture, as executive positions for women are still hard to come by. And it’s no wonder, when only 38% of U.S. businesses are owned and run by women.

Luckily, things are looking up: While women currently make up only a quarter of doctors and lawyers, 43% of medical students are women, as are about 50% of law school students!



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