Ep. 41: Journalist Deborah Steinborn Explains Why Workplace Equality Brings Prosperity for All
"Having women in leading positions in the workforce can improve the dynamics of teams, create more collaboration between team members, and it can even lead to better corporate performance on the stock market."
Accomplished journalist and co-author of A Different Mindset: Why the Economy is Becoming More Feminine talks about why women's involvement in business is critical for economic prosperity. Rather than being a zero-sum game, women's contributions to the economy create more wealth and improvement for all. Equality in the workplace, then, is not a "women's issue" but rather everyone's issue. Listen for amazing stories - like what happened in Iceland when women took control - and Deborah's unique perspective as an American living in Germany.
"Having a more diverse workforce addressing issues that are important to women but also to men can only benefit everybody, not just women. Unfortunately, there are many men still out there who see it as a zero-sum game. But that thinking is changing among the younger generation and I think it really has to change."
We discuss what her book is about and what inspired her to write it, her career path starting out at a German radio group, why the economy is becoming more feminine, how the economy can benefit from having more women at the forefront of it, how she discovered that she was paid less than her male coworkers in one of her first jobs, the new gender-diverse culture of today, why she's optimistic about the future for women, how the women of Iceland revitalized their economy and made it the most gender-friendly economy in the world, why flexible work isn't a female issue, why she enjoys being a freelance journalist, and the sad state of women in leadership in Germany.
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