Empowerment of Futuren Women Essay

2438 Words Jun 10th, 2014 10 Pages
The Empowerment of the Future of Women
“Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult”, Charlotte Whitton (The Soul Sisters). Hilary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and Oprah Winfrey are just a few names who have taken women leadership to the next level. But why does progress still seem to be a struggle for other women? Men seem to be dominating the political world in the U.S., and females seem to be striving to be the next powerhouses, but their professional image seems to be standing in the way of their future. Although women have made significant progress in obtaining low level leadership positions, their professional image continues to prevent them from receiving these same
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Many female leaders are currently or were present throughout the world, for example Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of the United Kingdom ruled from 1979 to 1990. She is known as “one of the longest-serving female world leaders of all time” (Schemmel & Cahoon). Thatcher was known for steering her political party through aggressive tax cuts, privatizations, union-busting, and cuts to government spending (Schemmel & Cahoon). Thatcher is just one of many examples in other countries where successful women have led and focused their country in a better direction, citizens of the country might even go as far to say they were the best leader they have had. Thatcher is just one of the many that was exemplified as a secret weapon for a country. She demonstrated that having a woman as a prominent leader of a country can make changes for the better good of the country that can create long lasting effects. The strength and the willingness of Thatcher to work with a country knowing there would be disagreements and conflicts along the way exhibits the type of characteristics executive men leaders are searching for to guarantee that women can rise up to voice the role as a strong leader for a company or organization. This type of empowerment by women of the past is a strong push towards a promising future for upcoming female candidates, and could increase the preference of women instead of men at the head of the office. Research has

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