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Crisis as Opportunity for Female Leadership

Crisis as Opportunity for Female Leadership

The coronavirus pandemic is generating thousands of opportunities for women to showcase their strengths and step into leadership positions.

The economies disrupted by COVID-19 will eventually need to be realigned. Businesses around the world will be redefining their operational models and reassessing their business strategies. European Central Bank President, Christine Lagarde, argues that the male tendency to shy away from crisis is now a prime chance for women to shine. According to Lagarde, now is exactly when industries of all kinds are seeking leaders who are eager and capable of tackling unchartered challenges. We know that women lead differently and that is precisely what everyone is looking for right now: new paradigms for productivity, dynamic designs for development, and revolutionary ideas for resilience.

After years of making less money than men, women have become adept at budgeting and financial efficiency. Similarly, women have traditionally contended with a myriad of hurdles—in and out of the workplace—making them agile problem solvers and expert multi-taskers. As companies of all sizes look to restore their pre-corona activity, women leadership will inspire employees, drive sales, motivate managers, build budgets, and  cultivate innovation.

Working women have always been scrutinized and held to higher standards. The flip side of this unfortunate bias is the honing of skills and practices that reduce mistakes or mishaps. Women are hyper conscious of being called out in the workplace and therefore pay much more attention to detail.

Similarly, women are known to be “big picture” thinkers; they care about the greater good and prioritize the people side of things over the financial bottom line. As employees continue to worry about job stability and their personal finances, female leadership will be vital to maintaining their motivation and ensuring their productivity. Returning to work, whether in the office or virtually, after the prolonged trauma of corona will necessitate empathy, structure, agility, and respect—all characteristics seen more prominently in women executives than men.

Now is the time for experienced women to show their skills, speak up in the board room, and fill the leadership void.

Jayme Albin Helps You Plan a Gradual Return to Normal for Kids

Jayme Albin Helps You Plan a Gradual Return to Normal for Kids

New York and many other states have lifted the strict lockdown restrictions. After spending months “trapped” indoors, many families are trying to figure out how to transition out of quarantine and resume a new normal in the shadows of the coronavirus. Author, psychologist, and therapist, Dr. Jayme Albin, offers advice on helping kids face these… Continue Reading

SA Hedge Funds: New Laws

South Africa’s hedge funds will soon be subject to new rules in an effort to help assets under management that have been encountering a dive for too long.  In January 2020, there will be new categories for funds as well as definition of where the funds are.  These two initiatives will help local investors make… Continue Reading

New Technology = New International Business Opportunities

In today’s world, the old saying “money talks” is truer than ever. But sometimes it really isn’t that easy to understand. International business opportunities have long been hindered by language barriers. When people and platforms struggle to communicate, it is no surprise that they can’t do business with each other. Thankfully, this problem is being… Continue Reading

Women: Quotes on Investments

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, board chair and president of Charles Schwab Foundation, senior vice president of Charles Schwab & Co., and board chair of Schwab Charitable said: “For women, financial independence is a matter of necessity. [She has] “long been a champion of women taking control of their finances as a means of being individually strong, as… Continue Reading

Investing Tips

Before starting any project it’s often worth checking in with the experts.  People who have already done the background work; have had successes and failures; know what works and doesn’t work and are now efficiently engaged in the project upon which you are about to embark. Here we look at quotes from people in the investment world:… Continue Reading

Best Tips for Stock Market Investments

When it comes to learning how to invest in the stock market, who better to take tips from than “one of the world’s most powerful investors….Warren Buffet.” Over the years, the Berkshire Hathaway CEO has given his tips for stock market investors: 2017 “The best thing with stocks, actually, is to buy them consistently over… Continue Reading

Hedge Fund Industry: 2019

For the first time since the 2018 fiscal crisis, the hedge fund industry is contracting.  According to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, this has resulted in the occurrence of a “mini 2008-2009 . . . We saw a massive amount of deleveraging” from hedge funds.” HFR President Kenneth Heinz said: “Hedge fund outflows in Q4 were driven by several factors,… Continue Reading

General Electric: Looking Ahead

According to Miller Tabak Equity Strategist Matt Maley, the company is now “roaring back” from its fiscal crisis of $6.66.  He said: “We were able to hold that 2009 low and that should … limit the downside at least over the near term. However, we’re going to have to see a lot more work and… Continue Reading

Powell on US Economy

If we are to trust Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, then we will be able to believe there is a “remarkably positive outlook” for the US economy. With  unemployment at 3.9 percent and inflation at 2% which is pretty much the Fed’s goal, Powell explained: “While these two top-line statistics do not always… Continue Reading