“If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.”
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15 Mujeres emprendedoras nos comparten qué cambios les gustaría ver en sus respectivas industrias. En el 2012 se realizó un censo que expuso cifras importantes, sólo el 36% de todos los negocios en los Estados Unidos tenían mujeres como dueñas. Mujeres emprendedoras y con negocios propios siguen siendo afectadas por la ausencia de maternidad, que sigue siendo visto en la industria como una debilidad. Sin embargo, y a pesar de las cifras de venta hecha por mujeres que superan el trillón de dólares, la mayoría de mujeres siguen enfrentando tratos desiguales en los lugares de trabajo, además de oportunidades desiguales por su género.
# 1 – Industry Stereotypes
I’m an auto mechanic and an author, both of which are industries dominated by males. But my main problem lies in the automotive industry. Believe it or not, women have just as much concern about a female working on their vehicles as men do. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told Women don’t know how to work on cars! or Are you sure you know what you’re doing?. I always have to prove myself to customers, and I get many men who don’t know the first thing about taking care of their cars. I have also lost many job opportunities to men despite my being more qualified. So, if I could change one thing in the automotive service industry, it would be to get rid of that stereotype that women don’t know anything about working as mechanics.
# 2 – More Opportunities
I am a session singer and producer, and I wish clients and peers would give me more of an opportunity to work in the technical side of the business (such as mixing and editing). I feel like sometimes females aren’t typically seen as tech-savvy in this industry, and that we belong on stage instead of behind the scenes. I’ve had to put in many hours to learn my own equipment due to a lack of interest in even training me. I don’t mind learning on my own and I am always on my educational journey, but it would be nice to get a little credit for the things I do know as well as an opportunity to put my knowledge to use.
#3 – VCs Stepping Out of Their Comfort Zone
I recently sat on a panel where the discussion was the challenges facing female entrepreneurs…
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