Interview of Anahit Vardapetyan from Armenia after the Training Course "Women in Business" in Yerevan
During the women in business course we were able to study the role of women in business. Within the framework of the courses we studied gender equality, leadership, seminars on business discussions about women,do university events, inspiration and celebrations.
We can say for sure that women today have opportunities that our grandmothers could only dream of, so we must be able to use this opportunity properly.
Today, the number of women-owned businesses in the world has grown by 74% over the last 20 years, 1.5 times the national average. Today's emerging culture allows women to be their own boss, to pay their salaries by defining how they want to work, to facilitate the balance of career and family life. Entrepreneurship is a way for women to close the pay gap and rise to leadership positions on their own terms.
Running your own company also gives women the opportunity to collaborate and hire other ambitious, like-minded women, promoting a new generation of women in leadership positions.
Diversity, from gender diversity to culture, age and race, fosters creativity and innovation. Industrial organizations tend to prefer a & diverse & inclusive work environment.
Collaboration between men and women will inevitably have different experiences that shape their approach to business. Challenging each other by collaborating with like-minded people can generate a generation & foster innovative ideas that drive organizations.
Even with the very best of intentions, we have a tendency to gravitate towards people who are like us. It takes a real leader to say ‘I need someone to challenge me.’ That challenge can spawn new creativity, innovation, and growth.” - Tessa Misiaszek, Associate Dean, Hult International Business School