Let’s Talk About Why ‘Girl’ Is A Mindset On International Day Of The Girl

Let’s Talk About Why ‘Girl’ Is A Mindset On International Day Of The Girl

People often ask me why I used the term “girl” when naming the Girls’ Lounge. I say the word “girl” isn’t about age or life stage; girl is about having a mindset of being bold and brave. It’s about holding on to that sense of wonder and adventure. Men have their “Boys Club,” so I created the Girls’ Lounge for women.
We’re utilizing this mindset to change the workplace rules that no longer work and reimagine the new ones. We’ve come a long way in terms of gender equality, but the number of women in positions of power remain low. Only about 6% of Fortune 500 companies are run by women. Less than 25% of the U.S. Senate is made up of women. Globally, women’s participation in parliamentwas 23% in 2016.

Equality is not a female issue, its a social and economic imperative. In fact, $12 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2025 if we reach full gender equality, according to the McKinsey Global Institute.

Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/shelleyzalis/2017/10/10/lets-talk-about-why-girl-is-a-mindset-on-international-day-of-the-girl/#7c0c9c9ff48b