The perfect role model doesn't exist – we need visibility and cultural change

The Guardian

“I would argue that it isn’t fair to put the pressure of being a perfect role model on the women who have made it to the top of their field…. So we must work instead to normalize gender-balanced leadership, shifting away from the preoccupation with role models. Once we achieve this, the gender of role models becomes redundant anyway: we will simply see them all around. The visible balance of power between women and men sends a clear message to women and girls of all ages that they can climb the career ladder too.”

 

This article by The Guardian suggests that the perfect role model doesn’t exist. We need a gender balanced leadership model that puts women in top positions so that women and girls have a clear message on how to climb the career ladder. Check out their full article and corresponding research here.