I'm sure most of us know of stereotypes that are floating around in the world in regards to women, Muslims, immigrants, multiculturalism, etc. I plan to share with you articles and facts that negate some of the most common stereotypes and archetypes. The goal is to challenge you and your company with 2x2 or 4x4 boxes that group people and their beliefs in segments they may or may not belong to...
We’ve all heard Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. Most of us may have even read the book. We stereotype genders, and get stereotyped ourselves...more than you can imagine. How many stereotyping pictures, like this one, do we see flood the media world? There are many more theories, articles and books – many scientific – that claim women’s brains are clinically different from men’s. Many attempts . . .
Women start 70% percent of all new businesses and, since 1987, the number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. has doubled while revenues have increased five times. Today, women-owned companies account for 40% of privately held companies – or 10.4 million firms. A woman owns one in five of all companies of all companies in the country with revenues of $1 million or more . . .
Men work. And so do women. So why do we talk about “working women” and not working men? It’s not that there really are more working men than women. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics April 2010 report, women hold 49.8% (130.2 million) of the jobs in the U.S. That’s about as close to a 50-50 workforce as possible. . . . .
Few of us remember our teen years fondly. It’s a time of pimples, raging hormones, fights with parents, and urges to belong. All those feelings of insecurity coupled with a sense of invincibility has a clinical diagnosis called adolescence. The 2006 UN report indicates that almost half of the global population is under the age of 24 - fully 85% of the world’s working-age youth is under the age of 24. . . .
Farnaz Wallace was interviewed by Lucy Soto of Atlanta Woman for her article, Being Authentic, on her successful and inspirational career and life. Farnaz's method of and outlook on marketing Church's Chicken is truly influential and have led to Church's outstanding results. Farnaz explains, "At the end of the day, one of the things I've really discovered is in order to be successful you have to be authentic. And that state of authenticity allows you to be creative and productive. Diversity translates into numbers. Inclusion and diversity translates into bottom line profits for companies. Once you prove that and you gain the respect, love will follow. And it doesn't matter if I have a Prada suit or tattoos or if they both go together." Download the PDF.