Why Are There Still So Few Female CEO’s & What Does It Take To Succeed In A Male Dominated Industry? By Gayle Carpenter

When you think about inspirational female leaders or role models, names such as Malala Yousafzai, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Michelle Obama, spring to mind. But what about Melanie Griffiths in Working Girl, strutting her stuff in those 1980’s shoulder pads! That film was pretty ground-breaking, addressing previously unspoken topics such as equal rights for women in the workplace, feminism, and the wage gap; topics that are still relevant today. Although twenty years on, have things changed much for the role of women in the workplace? It seems that women are still striving to be treated equally.  So actually, things haven’t really moved on and efforts to redress this balance are moving all too slowly. In 2016, Forbes cited that women made up only 11% of creative directors worldwide. Looking at current statistics, over 2 million people are employed in the creative industry in the UK, but there is still a glaring…

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