5.10.19 5:00 AM
Recently, I attended a local chapter symposium for Women In Defense (WID). The event was entitled, “Real Women, Real Work, Real World.” It was well attended with women that own their own businesses in the defense and commercial industries, as well as those that hold prominent roles in academia, finance, and government.
Acknowledgement of the disparity in pay between women and men was discussed. The salary gap is closing, but there is still a ways to go.
I was pleased to see that there were men in attendance including myself. We all need to support this mission.
The continued need to have a stronger participation of girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs was stressed as well.
Several awards were given to outstanding, well deserving high school seniors. Such an upbeat vibe!
In one of my past lives as an executive, I was first to promote a woman into the position of Program Manager of a very critical program. I am proud to say that her performance was outstanding, and that other women followed her up the chain into management after that. I am ashamed to admit that some of my male executive peers questioned my decision.
I am a firm believer that everyone should be equally compensated for a job well done, and recognized for his or her potential, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, or faith.
It is our diversity that makes us better.
Kudos to Women In Defense, check them out, they are doing great things!!!
7.26.20 10:10 AM
We must recognize and respect the Devine fact of “equal.”
We must accomplish what our forefathers failed to complete.
We must gracefully place the final pieces to the jigsaw puzzle of righteousness.
We must be Americans.