|Successful entrepreneur Dr. Marsha Firestone|
She starts the classroom dialog like this:
How would you answer the question: “Name a successful entrepreneur?” Did you say Bill Gates? Mark Zuckerberg? Steve Jobs? Richard Branson? Or maybe you said Larry Page or Howard Schultz if you like coffee?According to Professor Brush, she says it takes about eight names before a woman is named.
What needs to be done to correct the situation?
In order to change perceptions about who is a successful entrepreneur, we have to work a little harder to intentionally include the names of successful women.Read the entire article: Candida Brush: Include More Women as Textbook Examples of Success
Photo Credit: Women Impacting Public Policy - Marsha Firestone, Ph.D., President and Founder of the Women Presidents' Organization