It’s been a few months, so let’s recap what we’re looking at here. We want to know if females in leadership roles have an obligation to be role models and mentors for younger women looking to follow in their footsteps. I am certain, despite my best efforts in Part 1, some of you are still thinking:
Why do we care?
We all know, and have come to despise, the statistics that point out just how unequal women are in the workforce. Even those of us who are blessed enough not to feel that stigma, we know there are masses of other women out there who do, on a daily basis. So, put plainly, we care because it matters. We need a way to enlist the masses of young women entering the marketplace, especially those with degrees seeking leadership positions. Without their buy in, nothing changes. We continue to lose. I don’t know about you, but I’m a sore loser. Graceful, sure, but I don’t like it.
They’ve been called entitled, narcissistic, and attention-craving. Their work ethic and loyalty are questioned frequently. Their parents call in sick for them. They never turn on CNN and yet they get breaking news hours before you do. Their technological skills are legendary, but their critical thinking skills are lacking. They’ve never had a landline and see no need for owning a printer. They’re the first people you call when your technology stops working. They can Google faster than their bosses can pull a fact from memory. They get repetitive stress injuries called “Texting Thumb” and “Twitter Thumb.” They’re 70 million members strong, and they are your next generation leaders.Read more