By Anonymous • December 29, 2020•Careers, Other Career Issues, Issues, Other Issues, Features, Myths & Truths
Diversity in gender is still a debatable topic especially when it comes to leadership positions. We've known that women made tremendous efforts and tons of work to be where they are currently, yet some are still struggling in proving to the world that they are equally smart as men and that they also deserve to be leaders. Take Sabahat Akhter for example, she is the Project manager for leading printing companies like Imprint. Imprint produces promotional products like custom coffee mugs, yard signs, etc, whether it's for advertorial, marketing, business, or personal use. She has experience in data management and product quality assurance. Her expertise is critical in the companies large-scale production workflows.
As a matter of fact, several companies in the Philippines such as LinkVista Digital, Procter and Gamble, and Ayala Corporation are open to the idea of hiring more female employees. More and more companies worldwide are welcoming the ladies in their workforce, however, the challenge is that the women are still not being sought out for leadership posts.
Although there are many arguments on the Internet that claim that women are better leaders than their male counterparts, we still see only a few ladies in executive positions nowadays. If that's the case, what could be the reason why women are better leaders than men? Here are the reasons why:
1. Women know how to listen and communicate.
Many may oppose the idea that women are great listeners (especially husbands and children), but it's true. When someone talks to a lady, you will surely see how engaged a woman is in the conversation that she gives her full attention to.
Aside from that, women also have better communication skills than men. Women are more particular in the discussion while males love actions more than words. When you're a good communicator, you tend to build stronger relationships and establish your co-worker's trust in you.
For example, if you’re working for a company that offers article writing services, communication in the team is a real necessity. This element will be essential for your firm to provide high-quality content.
2. Women know how to collaborate.
Women have this innate tendency to work best when working with other people. Women love to work in a team, share their ideas, and find a solution to an issue that would benefit everyone in the team. What that means is that they love hearing other people's voices and let everyone engage in the conversation.
Going back to our example in number 2, article writers need collaboration, especially in coming up with unique and interesting ideas. Without it, the whole team will probably be unproductive and dull.
3. Women are more accessible than their male counterparts.
Being accessible does not solely mean that you're available physically. It is also about having an open heart and mind.
According to psychologists, women are experts when it comes to being open due to their tender care and instinct and their passion for providing for other people. This compassion within them only proves that they are supportive to anyone, may it be a person with high authority or any person in a team.
4. Women values personal growth.
Women are born readers and learners. They tend to love our job when they find themselves growing. They are open to change and innovation as long as it impacts their self-growth. This trait focuses on the development of their self-awareness, which in the long run enhances their emotional intelligence (which is an attractive trait of a successful leader).
5. Women tend to motivate.
We know for a fact that women are born cheerleaders. They are experts in driving other people, encouraging them, appreciating the efforts they exert and giving recognitions and rewards.
This trait of them is the main reason why employees tend to work more proficiently, and they are often more engaged when working with women managers rather than those supervised with men.
Whether we admit it or not, women should have their spot in the world of business. Just like men, women can also do a lot of things. William Golding even said this: “I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been.” This quote only proves that a man even believes in the capacity of women.
SABAHAT AKHTER IS THE PROJECT MANAGER FOR LEADING PRINTING COMPANIES PRODUCING PROMOTIONAL ADVERTISING PRODUCTS. SHE HAS EXPERIENCE IN DATA MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTS QUALITY ASSURANCE. QA AND LARGE SCALE PRODUCTION WORKFLOWS ARE HER EXPERTISE.