JMelillo Coaching wrote:All of which begs the question: why aren’t there more self-made women entrepreneurs?"
That's exactly it! "SELF" In my research, it all has to do with self. Yes, women make the choice to raise children, but women are multi-taskers by nature and I don't believe that is the main reason.
There is a shift occurring right now (you pointed out) where women are moving to the forefront. But we require a different set of tools. Women (not all, but most) operate through the whole picture, the "feel" of something, the beauty in the image of something, the putting together to make whole, and the timelessness of desire. All the while, running up against Self with each turn. There are no manuals that teach us to put brick "A" on top of brick "B" then ask yourself why you seem to get stuck each time with brick "C"? Gain perspective, stand on the other side of the bricks and resume building. Maybe it is just outside of the scope of business-building constructs to suggest that we, as women, need both the soft and the hard topics in order to become Self-Made.
Would it be too preposterous to suggest that such a combination would build a stronger, in it for the long-haul, kind of economy?
Who's to take the lead may be shifting, but the SOP is still based on the last guy in charge. We are an entirely different animal.
Now I know that there are certainly men who have built businesses this way, but not nearly at the level that would be and is being built by women if only there were more light shed.
I love this discussion and could go on and on. It is something that needs to be paid attention to and brought to the surface if we truly want to see more Self-Made Millionaire women leading.
Michelle A. Beitzelhttp://www.thesoulstrategist.comhttp://www.my-success-circle.com