Letter to the Editor

Abby Reich

Today, women are still struggling to become leaders in their organizations.

According to a study by Pew Research, “​only 26 women are in CEO roles at Fortune 500 companies, making up 5.2 percent of the female population” even now in 2018.

Women are always trying to climb up the corporate ladder and are constantly falling short because many of their male superiors fail to recognize their struggles and support them.

Therefore, women feel that they are not being treated equally in their organizations and their voices are not being rightfully heard.

Both men and women need to come together to solve this issue and allow women to move up the corporate ladder.

First, women must come together, support one another and use their voices and be heard.

Many women are scared of speaking up in their organizations because they don’t wanted to be rejected or belittled by their superiors, especially men.

If women start by building a trust system together and giving them someone to rely on in their organizations, it will give them the confidence they need to speak up.

This will eventually allow them to garner the courage to move up the corporate ladder.

Women know that they are facing these struggles, but often don’t come together to support one another through them.

By supporting each other, they will start the movement of bringing reputable women forward in organizations, into positions of management that they deserve as much as their male superiors do.

Then, the men of our society, and within these organizations, must hear these women out.

Men need to listen to what they have to say, and give them the support and attention that men are always given.

After that, they will see what these women truly deserve: equality.

So ask yourselves, are there female leaders in your organization?

Because there are women all around the world ready to be given the opportunities they deserve.