According to a survey conducted by Harvard Business School researchers on the differences in attitudes and aspirations of men and women, which involved more than 4,000 participants in 2015:
- Compared to men, women have more life goals, but few of them focus on power.
- Women perceive professional power as less desirable than men.
- Women anticipate more negative results by reaching a high-responsibility position.
- Women are less likely than men to make the leap toward opportunities for advancing their careers.
- While women and men are equally capable of attaining high-level leadership positions, men desire power more than women.
“The study concludes that these differences are beginning to be perceived in puberty, so it is necessary to act in the education of children to begin to correct these biases.”
Woman Forward promotes projects that help to discover this bias in the female collective, since girls begin to feel relegated in situations of power, broadening the number of topics in which they are interested. It is our aim that every girl or teenager feels free when choosing her dream in life and is empowered to pursue it.
For this, Woman Forward through the program “Bringing Talent” organizes in collaboration with companies and the scientific world in general, outreach activities of girls and adolescents to STEM positions. This is for girls to see the reality of scientific jobs and be able to know the direct testimony of men and women in positions of leadership in STEM companies.
If you are a company and want to collaborate receiving a group of girls and adolescents send us your proposal through this link.
If you are a school or institute and are interested in your students participating in these activities , send us a message through this link.