I wanted to pass on an interesting article I read this morning regarding how the 9-to-5 workday is slowing the progress of women:
The article states that in today’s environment most people are working more than ever at work. Since women usually have the responsibility of more caregiving, they’re trying to juggle even more responsibilities at home and at work.
The article highlighted some statistics:
- Of the Fortune 500 companies, only 23 have female CEOs
- This is a big decline from 2017, when there were 32 female CEOs
This was surprising to me, as I thought women were making more progress! The answer to women’s advancement seems to be in less rigid schedules, adaptable desk arrangements and remote work set-ups. A more flexible work environment isn’t just a women’s issue, it should be offered to everyone.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!
Angela Dorsey is the founder and financial advisor at Dorsey Wealth Management, a fee-only financial planning firm based in Torrance, California, helping women prepare for retirement. Angela earned a BS in computer science from Loyola Marymount University, an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management, and spent 20 years as a Senior Compensation Specialist in large corporations before becoming a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA). That background gave her the tools to couple with her passion for empowering women to make the best financial decisions possible. Angela lives in Torrance, California, with her husband. She enjoys spending time at the beach or surrounded by nature. To learn more about Angela, connect with her on LinkedIn.