I'm still in shock. I just read an article about a recent women's leadership conference in Las Vegas. I was at the conference and it was inspiring, motivating, hi-lighting hard work and persistence as keys to success.
Then, I read the comments:
"Any company dumb enough to let a woman be in charge deserves what they always end up getting – loss of profits and business"
"just what we need, bitchy women in the workplace"
“Plus it helps to sleep with the boss”
I'm saddened and shocked by the people who took the time to read the article (or did they?) and add their negative, not helping anyone comments. Really? If they were attempting humor, it wasn't funny. If these are really their opinions? Well, then as leaders, motivational speakers, bloggers, friends, our work is needed more than ever.
I debated about responding myself, and debated even blogging about it. The focus really should be on the amazing talent and effort that went into an incredible event. But, I didn’t want to remain silent while the un-informed voiced their one-sided thoughts.
Here's to women proving all of these nay-sayers wrong about what our value is in the workplace! Here’s to supporting one another and continuing our efforts around gender equality in the workplace and helping women thrive in a world where there are still some people who just don’t get it.
You can read the article here: Review of MGM's Women's Leadership Conference
From your grateful to be a part of the movement to encourage and inspire women motivational speaker, Marilyn Sherman