A friend of mine has launched a business website entitled The 7% Factor. I was struck by the power of her undertaking, and its timeliness. I wanted to share Monica Dashwood’s vision with you.
At a time when not one, but two significant women have finally surfaced as serious contenders for the top two positions of leadership in our country, I feel it is time to look deeply into the mindset of our society with regard to our opinion of an actualized female.
I have a daughter who is a professional in the financial marketplace, and my wife is an artist, and a working professional as well — a degreed space planner and visual merchandiser. While I’m certainly not able to live their experiences, I can most definitely observe, and be moved by them — and the struggle they endure to achieve parity, and respect in their respective worlds.
The same subtle, and sometimes not-so-subtle prejudice impacts women in politics and in everyday aspects of life. While we have passed the time when women could not vote, or be considered seriously when applying for loans or credit — there are still unspoken perceptions of what is and is not appropriate for a women to consider.
I invite you, man and woman, to visit http://www.the7percentfactor.com and be aware of what I feel is a wonderful, and regrettably, a most necessary outreach to today’s woman.
I will close this post with a pair of quotes. The first is from Monica, the second is from Eleanor Roosevelt.
“I believe women are at a social tipping point on how they see themselves and how others see them in the working world and in society.” – Monica L. Dashwood, Founder and CEO of The 7% Factor
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt