Women generate 37% of global GDP despite representing 50% of the working population and controlling the majority of household spending. In addition, in the G20 countries we only hold 17 percent of board positions (McKinsey).
How can it be that we do not reach significant positions in greater proportion? There are many causes, although I will only focus on those we can influence. That is, the power we have to believe in ourselves.
– Know yourself well. It is important to spend time to know yourself, to discover what our intrinsic value is, without forgetting to analyze how we react to adversity, complicated and unexpected situations. It will provide us with privileged information on how we are.
– Have a purpose. It is the “Polar Star” to follow. Dream and dare, but doing your homework, with effort, personal growth… and believing in you.
– Manage your career. If you don’t know where to start, set short-term goals and periodically evaluate the results. It can be a very interesting way of moving forward, both to accelerate if we see it clearly, or to turn and even take a break.
– Networking. The key is to be genuine and generous. To receive you have to give, and give without waiting to receive. In this way, we will be surprised … because it always works well above our expectations.
And if we believe in the value we have, it will be easier to fly … because as Helen Keller said: “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision”.