For the longest time, women in our society have conventionallyoccupied the roles of housewives, mothers, and caregivers. Women and business have been at the extreme ends of the spectrum. But since the 18th century, women have courageously shattered the rigid glass of societal and cultural constraints to enterthe realm of business and corporate, gradually engaging inleadership, entrepreneurial, and managerial roles.
Feminine innovativeness in corporate world has broadened the horizons of sustainable productivityin many companies. There are various advantages of providing women with equal opportunities in the workforce. For example,
- Multiplicity of opinions and creative outputs: The subjectivity, ethics, and experience of a woman lead to a completely different work output in a particular company or business, opening those pores of imagination and ingenuity that have not yet been opened.
- Women are found naturally good at many soft skills such as communication, empathy, time management, teamwork, adaptability, problem solving, decisionmaking, and collaborative skills.
- Multitaskers:The upbringing and duties of women as wives have inherently made them better multitaskers with greater productivity.
Though the numbers are increasing every year but still they are very fewer than that of men. Such statistics provide a miniscule window into the social standing of women, who are systematically marginalized, subordinated, and deprived of education, career guidance,and adequate opportunities. More than personal insufficiency and inability, there is a larger structural and institutional problem behind the lack of women in the workforce.
The number of challenges encountered by women in the corporate sector and entrepreneurship are many such as:
- Lesser salaries
- Lack of funding
- Not appointed to Senior C-level and executive positions
- The struggle between familial or personal fulfilment and professional success
- lack of business and industry knowledge
- non-cooperative and deterring working environment shaped by preconceived notions on gender
- lack of firm supporting systems (social, governmental or institutional)
- poor accessibility to professionalnexus
- intense competition
There is a need to provide women with equal opportunities, and anupholding and flourishing working environment of harmonious social coexistence for the augmentation of their confidence, trading, leadership, professional and intellectual faculties. Infinite possibilities in corporate are reflected for women through the prism of education and a sense of self-worth. The mainstreamphallocentric data shows how men are more successful and capable of entrepreneurship than women, that is because they have innately received all sources of formal and informal education, contrary to women. And not necessarily because they are biologically or naturally more intelligent, reasonable, or rational creatures than women. Women are progressivelyarranging themselves in empowering organizational units, enlarging theirchains of communion, fellowship, and networking. Women’s bonding, partnerships, and synergism travel beyond the hurdles of patriarchal structuring of the world of business.