To All Women in Business - Be Inspired to Be a Role Model

I recently came across a very interesting article in the Harvard Business Review titled:  America's Next Top Engineer:  She Needs Your Role Models by Linda Kekelis.  The article discusses the importance of women in business acting as a role model for younger women in order to dispel stereotypes.  There is a specific focus in the article on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  I particularly like the statement:  "If we could only put the same level of resources into inspiring girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) that we do into discovering America's Next Top Model...."  So true isn't it?  The article implores us -

"We have to go out of our way to provide such models because too few girls have made their way into technical fields in the past. We can't count on a girl's having a STEM role model already in the women she knows well—her mother, relatives, and neighbors. When a girl meets a woman succeeding in STEM, it expands the range of careers she considers as she imagines her own future."

The concept of the article can be applied in many industries.  I urge you to apply it to your own industry.  I have been inspired to be a role model - have you?


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