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Women leaders have tremendous success in the workplace, to no surprise. They have the ability to take educated risks while putting their ego to the side and encourage their team to push past any roadblocks put in front of them. Even though women sometimes get told no time and time again in the workplace, over 50% of workers would rather work for women lead companies.
Additionally, more than 57% of team members agree gender-inclusive practices improve business operations. So why aren’t the majority of leaders taking strides to close the gender gap? It may be our own fear of failure from being told no to leadership roles and equal pay over and over again, or it may be the lack of mentors to push us to the next step in our career. Whichever it may be, many women leaders around the world are facing this roadblock.
Yet, investors like Kevin O’Leary of Shark Tank admires the drive women entrepreneurs have, seeking female talent to maximize their profit gains. Out of the 40 companies, he’s invested in, 95% of women entrepreneurs have hit their goals compared to the 65% of businesses that are male-led.
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