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The Debate about Gender Equality Is Far From Over!

I was surprised when i read about Saatchi & Saatchi chairman Kevin Roberts thoughts on gender diversity. Roberts told Business Insider that didn’t think the lack of women in leadership roles was a problem in the advertising industry, and that the debate on Gender inequality in his industry was ‘over.’ -Oh Really?!

Well, according to sources, he stepped down after sparking the roar, and later apologized for his comments. (Read more on The Guardian)

Apology accepted! But i must confess that i didn’t expect that from such a high profile man!

I’m also tempted to ask – Why on earth would he say such a thing? And how many more agree with him?

Certainly not  US President, Barack Obama who publicly called himself a feminist. How awesome!

 

Or  Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau who understands what it’s like to be living in the 21 century!

 

There’s an excellent report by McKinsey on “How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth” which explains in depth why the public, private, and social sectors will need to work on closing  gender gaps in work and society. (Read all about it here)

On a separate article, “A CEO’s guide to gender equality“-McKinsey highlights why progress towards gender equality is so slow.

Big as the prize may be, gender equality still eludes companies around the globe. Despite modest improvements in the past few years, women are underrepresented at every level in the corporate pipeline—especially the senior level

The guide offers a solution for  executives to think about pressing forward with their own gender initiatives. Read on here

What Should You Be Doing With Your Life?

“In these times I don’t, in a manner of speaking, know what I want; perhaps I don’t want what I know and want what I don’t know.” – Marsilio Ficino, The Letters of Marsilio Ficino, Vol. 3

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Ever asked yourself: “What should i do with my life?”

If you answered “Yes” to that question above,  just know you are not alone!

The above question is common among many people such as college graduates, jobs seekers, unhappy employees, entrepreneurs, etc.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say to me that they have no clue about what they should be doing with their lives.

Others are surrounded by unlimited opportunities that they end up confused, anxious and uncertain about the choices they make to avoid mistakes.

You ask yourself, is there a way out?

Jack and Suzy Welch wrote an excellent article on this issue- “What Should I Do With My Life? 3 Questions to Ask”  My favorite quote is-

…stop worrying about making a mistake. Careers are filled with wrong turns, or as we would rather describe them, “learning expeditions.” And look, in some ways, “What should I do with my life?” is a question you should never stop answering. The world changes; you change…

 

You can read the full article here on the Jack Welch Management Institute, or here on their LinkedIn page.