I spend a significant amount of time on the web researching every topic imaginable. I’m especially intrigued by changing trends in technology, our world, business, women in business, culture changes, and work/life. Last night, I found myself researching the changing business climate in the future.
After clicking through multiple links and reading through hours of stats and studies, I came across this awesome website: The Futures Company. The name alone peaked my interest and before I’d spent hours at my keyboard, clicking through studies, reports, trends, interviews, and videos all on the topic I originally began my search about.
The report I found the most thought-provoking was: Women 2020 – How women’s actions and expectations are changing the future.
What was so captivating about this paper? I don’t really know. Perhaps because I am a woman who really gets it – that the roles of women have evolved to a point where we actually influence major decisions on so many levels — in business, the work place, our family, corporate board rooms. We turn ideas, dreams, and hobbies into million dollar corporations; showcasing our creativity and leadership.
Think about the brands with women at the forefront: Oprah, Martha, Michelle, Hillary, Rachael, Julia, Dr. Maya, Shirley Chisholm, and Dr. Barbara Jordan.
I don’t know any of these wonderful women, only what I’ve read or researched. What I know for sure is that the women in my lifetime have helped to shape and propel me into the person I am today and for that I’m most thankful. Each woman has affected my life in a profound way. I”m certain you too can affirm to the impact women have had on your life.
A few years back, I made a personal commitment to serve as a resource to other women after meeting Former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine Albright. Dr. Albright spoke so eloquently about the growing influence, affluence, and decision-making authority of women, and, the importance of ensuring that the ladder we climbed to get where we were — remained on the outside of the window — allowing the younger generation of women coming after us, the same opportunities for advancement.
I’d like to urge all the women in my networks to view this presentation. I think you will find it resourceful as we move closer to the year 2020. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
About the Author:
Victoria M. Parham is a (retired) army wife, Army veteran, talk radio host, and Career Strategist. Propelling people to reach their greatest career potential.
To learn more, visit my blog: www.victoriaparham.com