Think

Where Are Those ‘Binders Full of Women’?

On Tuesday night, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney responded to a question about gender pay inequality, and told the public that when he had been looking for people to fill his staff as Governor most of potential employees were men.  He thought there should be more women and asked his hiring team to get look for some and they came back with “whole binders full of women”. Romney has a knack of being contradictory and saying things that prompt self-crucifixion, however this statement pointed to something that is strikingly crucial in our modern society.

Where are those “binders full of women” in politics? Shoot, forget politics. Where are they in the boardrooms? In the CEO seats? As community leaders? In local governance? Let’s look at the hard facts. In 2010, only 2.4% of the U.S. Fortune 500 CEOs were female. And when we look at the reflection of ourselves as women of color, the numbers are even more depressing. Of all employed people African-American women make up on 5.3% of management and professional roles. Latinas are only 3.9% and Asian American women are only 2.7%.*

This is why now is the right time for us to step up and stay up. Now is the time for us to be a bauce.

Romney’s crap-shoot phrase raises a major question as to how we as women are leading our lives professionally. So many of us find ourselves in stunted positions, unsure of what our professional growth could be. Too many of us as women are too afraid to step beyond roles of subordination (assistant that, secretary to who, associate this) and rise to the great leaders that we are known to be. We automatically begin to fantasize the worst in the office, create negative realities for ourselves before they ever happen, prohibiting us from taking a seat with the big boys.

There are “binders full of women” in the world that posses amazing skills and can outdo the work of many men. There are great leaders like Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton that prove that there is more to the double X chromosome then a pretty dress and hands that know how to iron and cook. Romney’s response was sexist in making but also should remind us of how far we have to go together as women. In order to bring more women to the big table we have to be willing to help sisters out as they come along – mentor and uplift each other by passing wisdom on to those that make mistakes or need encouragement. As women we need that desperately, so one day we can have binders full of men begging to dance in our hemisphere.  

[Statistics: Catalyst]
1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. TinyToon

    October 17, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    more “than” :)

Go ahead, boo. Tell us what you think.

To Top
ARE YOU READY? GET IT NOW!
Increase more than 500% of Email Subscribers!
Your Information will never be shared with any third party.
SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER
Turpis dis amet adipiscing hac montes odio ac velit? Porta, non rhoncus vut, vel, et adipiscing magna pulvinar adipiscing est adipiscing urna. Dignissim rhoncus scelerisque pulvinar?
GET IT NOW
500% MORE SUBSCRIBERS
EFFICIENCY
BOOST YOUR SALES
CREATIVITY
INSPIRE YOUR VISITORS
BE UNIQUE
CREATE UNIQUE POPUPS
READY TO BUILD YOUR EMPIRE LIKE A BAUCE?
Sorry, we only roll with all-stars.
Sign up for our free newsletter to get the motivation and resources you need to become a self-made woman. We put you on to the best info out there. For real.
Your Information will never be shared with any third party. Promise.
SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER
All rights reserved © Company Name, 2014
Dolor aliquet augue augue sit magnis, magna aenean aenean et! Et tempor, facilisis cursus turpis tempor odio, cursus montes ac turpis. Ultrices! Massa integer augue ridiculus adipiscing, massa cras pid. Turpis placerat scelerisque, vut odio mus non, mattis porttitor, nunc odio, turpis tortor sit? Pid amet, sed facilisis.
  • Goblinus globalus fantumo tandempo
  • Scelerisque cursus dignissim donus
  • Montes vutario lacus quis arcupolisio
  • Leftomato denitro oculus tepircos den
  • Spiratio dodenus christmas popupius
  • Afrenius globalus spiritum tandempo
  • Fitatos vutario lacus quis arcup delis
Do you want massive traffic?
Dignissim enim porta aliquam nisi pellentesque. Pulvinar rhoncus magnis turpis sit odio pid pulvinar mattis integer aliquam!
  • Goblinus globalus fantumo tubus dia montes
  • Scelerisque cursus dignissim lopatico vutario
  • Montes vutario lacus quis preambul den lacus
  • Leftomato denitro oculus softam lorum quis
  • Spiratio dodenus christmas gulleria tix digit
  • Dualo fitemus lacus quis preambul pat turtulis
* we never share your e-mail with third parties.
Do you want more traffic?
Dignissim enim porta aliquam nisi pellentesque. Pulvinar rhoncus magnis turpis sit odio pid pulvinar mattis integer aliquam!
  • Goblinus globalus fantumo tubus dia montes
  • Scelerisque cursus dignissim lopatico vutario
  • Montes vutario lacus quis preambul den lacus
  • Leftomato denitro oculus softam lorum quis
  • Spiratio dodenus christmas gulleria tix digit
  • Dualo fitemus lacus quis preambul pat turtulis
  • Scelerisque cursus dignissim lopatico vutario
  • Montes vutario lacus quis preambul den lacus
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER AND START INCREASING YOUR PROFITS NOW!
* we never share your e-mail with third parties.
Do you want massive traffic?
Scelerisque augue ac hac, aliquet, nascetur turpis. Augue diam phasellus odio lorem integer, aliquam aliquam sociis nisi adipiscing hacac.
  • Goblinus globalus fantumo tubus dia
  • Scelerisque cursus dignissim lopatico
  • Montes vutario lacus quis preambul
  • Leftomato denitro oculus softam lorum
  • Spiratio dodenus christmas gulleria tix
  • Dualo fitemus lacus quis preambul bela
PGlmcmFtZSB3aWR0aD0iMTAwJSIgaGVpZ2h0PSIxMDAlIiBzcmM9Imh0dHA6Ly93d3cueW91dHViZS5jb20vZW1iZWQvajhsU2NITzJtTTAiIGZyYW1lYm9yZGVyPSIwIiBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW4+PC9pZnJhbWU+
* we never share your details with third parties.
ARE YOU READY? GET IT NOW!
Increase more than 500% of Email Subscribers!
Your Information will never be shared with any third party.
WANT TO LEARN THE SECRETS TO MAKING MORE MONEY?
Sorry, we only roll with all-stars.
Join our mailing list to get access to weekly money-making tips and motivational messages, and key resources that will transform you into a self-made woman.
Your Information will never be shared with any third party. Promise.
The Mockup World.
This is Photoshop's version of Lorem Ipsum. Proin gravida nibh vel velit auctor aliquet. Aenean sollicitudin, lorem quis bibendum auctor, nisi elit consequat ipsum.
2017 (C) All rights reserved.
JOIN OUR CREW.*
BAUCE is a lifestyle site for self-made women. Join our mailing list for weekly emails that will help you boost your income, motivate you, and transform your life.