Women in Business W.11 Family Business GREEN TEAM
Women in Business <ul><li>Man and women approach business in a different way </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business goals </li></u...
Women in Business <ul><li>Women entrepreneurs experience: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gender discrimination </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Strategies to overcome difficulties  <ul><ul><li>Seek mentors to acquire knowledge and political skill and build networks ...
In a family business context <ul><ul><li>Family members have advantage versus non family members to expand their careers a...
In a family business context <ul><li>Women in family firms usually do one of the following </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Put caree...
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Women In Business Presentation Green Team W

  1. 1. Women in Business W.11 Family Business GREEN TEAM
  2. 2. Women in Business <ul><li>Man and women approach business in a different way </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management styles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lower self-steam </li></ul><ul><li>Less entrepreneurial intensity </li></ul>
  3. 3. Women in Business <ul><li>Women entrepreneurs experience: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gender discrimination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited access to capital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Difficulty in competing for government contracts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to work harder to prove their competence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hostile environments: dominant masculine culture make them feel excluded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patriarchal Organizations </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Strategies to overcome difficulties <ul><ul><li>Seek mentors to acquire knowledge and political skill and build networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting programmes of action such as “Opportunity 2000” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote notion that “female traits” and values such as sensitivity and power equalization are what modern organizations need. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delay marriage and having children </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. In a family business context <ul><ul><li>Family members have advantage versus non family members to expand their careers and this can be applied to women also </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to owners and senior managers provides easy mentoring, training and network opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generally, earning and status will depend on the role executed and not on gender </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. In a family business context <ul><li>Women in family firms usually do one of the following </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Put career first </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combine family and career roles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limit attachment to firm and commit to family matters. </li></ul></ul>
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