Posts Tagged ‘leadership’
By Guest Blogger Maria Broschi
We’ve seen stereotypes of women ranging from the boardroom to the bedroom; that of the dragon lady boss, to the portrayal of the juvenile “kitten” dressed in a “baby-doll” outfit, to the subservient female dominated by men dripping with machismo, to dangerously thin and impossibly beautiful waifs, and finally, to the promiscuous “femme fatale”. In hip hop music, women are often portrayed as “hoes” while television sitcoms and commercials continue to objectify women, despite holding careers as lawyers, doctors, and engineers.
While everyone is (justifiably) angry at President Obama for passing over Ms. Warren to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, let’s take a breath and reflect on the changes her leadership has already facilitated. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was her idea and it has become a reality. She has already contributed significant value to the country. While I certainly expect more from my president when it comes to giving women opportunities at the top, yet, because I do not know the inside details, I’m still willing took at this from a different perspective.