Empowering Women Makes Things Better

Cassiel(暨南大学大三)
Women play an essential role in improving outcomes, investing in stronger economies and sustaining peace. If women are increasingly ruling, the world is changing for the better.
  Not so long ago, the idea that women might rule the world seemed slightly ridiculous, because they were thought to be born to lack the intellectual capacity and emotional fortitude to make the difficult decisions that leadership require. But in recent decades, attitudes and ideas have changed. A growing number of people think empowering women makes things better. For example, business is more profitable, governments are more representative, and there is less violence and more peace. Here are some reasons why empowering women makes things better.
  It starts with the simple fact that women often experience life differently with different ways of analyzing issues and offering solutions, which is a advantage to them at work. Diversity of experience is absolutely an asset that increases the horizon and enriches the thinking process. Admittedly, women are said to communicate differently from men —— they listen, encourage dialogue, and build consensus. Moreover, they lead differently from men —— they tend to be collaborative and team-oriented, all characteristics that prove to be effective, particularly in today's fast-paced and innovation-driven world. Women also bring an inter-generational perspective to their work. As we need to take decisions now that will make for a safer world for our grandchildren and their grandchildren, women are more likely to do that when they come into positions of leadership.
  For another reason, women are the engine driving global economic growth. According to some online statistics, women were responsible for $20tn in spending, and by 2014, that number is expected to increase to $28tn. When women have more cash, they spend it differently from men. They use the money to feed their families healthier diets and send their children to school. They invest in better schools, education and health care. They start businesses and hire other women. As a result, some companies are inclined to hire women, because investing in women not only does good to public relations, but also becomes a strategic imperative for companies around the world.
  Last but not least, women are also essential to building and sustaining peace. For example, when signing peace agreements, if women are at the table, they help to bridge the gap between different groups and ensure that a broader range of issues, from food security to sexual violence, are addressed. Therefore, peace is more likely to take root. What is more, as Former US Secretary of State Dr Condoleezza Rice said, first and foremost women are often the guardians of the village and the family, and are therefore the ones who suffer most in conflict zones. If you can engage women, who are often the target of marauding forces, in the peace process, they also can help the society to heal. 
  To sum up, for too long, women were expected to think like men and act like men if they wanted to succeed. However, nowadays that old idea are being cast off, as the benefits of empowering women are undeniable. Women play an essential role in improving outcomes, investing in stronger economies and sustaining peace. If women are increasingly ruling, the world is changing for the better.
[大学3年级] 字数:2656 投稿日期:2014-9-8 15:56:00

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