Equality in 2020?
There is a scene in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women when the publishers’ young daughters find the manuscript Little Women and confront him about the rest of the book because they can hardly wait to read it. Oh, and he better publish it. He has this aha moment and realizes there is an opportunity there that he didn’t even realize. After all, at the end of the 1800s few men were thinking about women as economic powerhouses. His children’s excitement pushed him to realize that women read and nobody was writing for them. Boom!
As I am watching the Golden Globes I listening to the “on the red carpet” conversations and the groundswell of women making content for women. They are controlling the purse strings of Hollywood and they are running the show. What a joy!
This is changing in the tech world too. It takes time but more women are starting to make real returns and build substantial companies. It takes time. Remember many were only funded less than a decade ago.
We are definitely at a turning point even if some in America aren’t excited about seeing women’s lives and careers equal to everything men do. Or even seeing brown and black people rise to the top. Change always wins and we are watching it before our very eyes. We are at an inflection point. Politics has not caught up but it will.
Sooner than later, equality will just be expected, period.