Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Gender diversity is key for success of business - KHALEE J TIMES

by Rola Seifeddine/
Originally published: may 27, 2017
Publisher: KhaleeJTimes.com 

No other topic has been debated in such great detail as that of men versus women. Numerous books have been printed on the battle between the two genders, including John Gary's much trumpeted Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. However, one of the questions in the minds of many people is whether the fight for gender equality has been successfully accomplished or is still ongoing. There is no doubt that the workplace continues to be male-dominated by substantial numbers, but women are eagerly marching forward and moving up the ranks to carve a niche for themselves by proving their competence to lead in management roles across numerous sectors.

Men and women have a diverse set of personality traits that are positive in their own right. Men tend to value power and proficiency. They are always trying to prove themselves by developing their power and leadership skills. On the other hand, women are paving the way for their empowerment. These viewpoints will remain unchanged and gender diversity will continue to be a hot topic in the world of business.

If we look at the status of women across the globe, we have to agree that women do not have equal rights. However, many societies and cultures have come a long way and have granted far more rights to women in the present than ever before. Professions that have been male-dominated in the past are seeing an evolution today, and women are increasingly taking on leadership positions. Women in the UAE, for instance, are continuously exploring different ways to embrace change and demonstrating it by owning and running approximately half of the small and medium-sized enterprises, according to the Ministry of Economy.