More women than ever have driver’s license in the US.
More women than ever are in the work force, and more women than ever have leading roles in companies. Yes, women are in power!
Today women occupy more than half of all managerial and professional positions. About 60% of them in accounting and auditing and 37% in management jobs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Women also make up about half of the power making the purchasing decisions. The rapidly growing percentage of potential customers in many industries are women.
But, that’s not all. Women are very much involved with hard physical, even deadly jobs like auto mechanics, soldiers or truck drivers. Yes, many have joined the army and many have joined their husbands on the road. The fact is though that women truck drivers actually have obtained CDLs (Commercial Driver’s License), and operate long-haul trucks daily. Women are now a growing force within the trucking industry.
Then it shouldn’t be a surprise that more women than ever are making the decisions at home.
When it comes to buying the husband always asks the wife. The fact is that that women often can manage the family budget better. There are tons of statistics out there concluding this. As an auto transport company, we can confirm this as well. When a family is relocating, in most cases the women are in charge of finding a company and managing the process. They call to discuss auto transport prices, services and ask all the questions. We don’t keep track, but probably about 40% of our customers are women. You can check out some of our testimonials – most have been written by women.
Researchers say women are more careful and calculating; they know when to stop and when to move forward with something. Most men just move. That’s why tons of research suggests that women are even better investors. The statistics talk about how testosterone might lead to irrational decisions. You can find information in the media and among researchers of gender disparities. The “winner effect” is fueled by testosterone and researchers such as John Coates, a neuroscientist from Cambridge says this is what contributed to the market meltdown. Cortisol and testosterone affect the decision making and risk taking. Women have less of it meaning they are less likely to gamble.
Women with staying power
Just think about some of the Great Powers – Germany and the UK. Great women have been holding the leading positions for years – Margaret Thatcher, and Angela Merkel still in power. These are examples that will stay in the history with smart decision making and big contributions for their countries.
Beside the great women in history and politics though, the best part is that we see example everywhere now.