Monday, May 9, 2016
Women Breaking Stereotypes By Making Great Strides in Every Industry
Forget the stereotypes
Consultant Julie Weeks, who wrote the report, says there are more women earning college degrees, and more women entering industries that used to be dominated by men. Women like Vicki Hagen, owner of Kato Roofing in Minnesota, who took over the business in 2009. Her executive staff consists mainly of women, including her CFO, Marketing and Public Relations Manager, and Human Resources Manager.
You have to be tough
Hagen admits you have to be tough when entering an industry dominated by men, and have thick skin. Sexism can occur, and this is something women business owners need to be prepared for. There were some who thought she wouldn't make it, but with determination and toughness, she proved them all wrong.
Some women who have entered male industries came from entrepreneur parents, so they had plenty of support. But not all women have had this luxury. Still, the numbers show that women across the nation have accounted for most all new business since the recession. They continue to prove themselves, often against all odds and having to stand on their own.
Read more at www.mankatofreepress.com/news/women-making-strides-in-entrepreneurship/article_4511e30c-13a5-11e6-835f-97687fef9b1e.html