What unique challenges do girls and women face?
We always talk about the challenge faced by women in being selected for leadership positions, however we do not often discuss is the women not applying for these positions. For instance, when compared to men, women are more likely to question their abilities when faced with open opportunities. Moreover, many women wonder about if they have enough experience, or are prepared for the role, in a way that most men do not. In this way, a dual reaping occurs with women not applying or going after leadership positions, and women being less often chosen. The best means of combating this appears to be organizations, programs, and initiatives that support, empower, and push women to strive for more.
With the help of these organizations, programs, and initiatives more women are putting themselves up for opportunities of leadership, starting their own business, and running for political office.