International Women’s Day was actually on Tuesday, but I think this day that recognizes women should be celebrated all week. What started in 1900s in the United States now celebrates ladies worldwide and aims to build a world more bright and equal for women.
I definitely think that the world needs more strong female leaders who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. In 2009, a Harvard study found that only 1.5 percent of CEOs at leading companies are women. There has never been a female president or vice president in the United States, and we only recently had our first female Speaker of the House.
Many women seem to similarly shy away from leadership roles. Some of us don’t feel confident enough to stand up to powerful men, or we worry that it means sacrificing having a family. I’m very self-conscious about my math skills (or the lack thereof), which definitely has the potential to hold me back if I just let metrics-savvy men deal with the numbers. My goal? Brush up on my math skills and become more confident with numbers so that I may be a leader someday. And my personal finances will be much better for it!
If you’re looking to improve your finances, read on for my roundup of my 10 favorite personal finance blog posts from the past week!
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