From Around the Web: Why Men Need Women

Why Men Need Women

As of 2007, Bill Gates was the second-most generous philanthropist in America, having given over $28 billion to charity and promising to eventually donate 95 percent of his wealth over time. Gates has openly identified his mother, Mary, and his wife, Melinda, as the major catalysts for his charitable giving. Gates is just one example of how meaningful contact with women can tilt men toward greater generosity, the subject of a recent article in The New York Times.

The article outlines several studies out of Europe and America, which suggest that the presence of a daughter or a sister can provoke empathetic, nurturing and care taking tendencies in men. These studies reveal that the more daughters or sisters a man has, the greater these tendencies are manifested.

This is powerful information. While we are becoming more cognizant of the gender disparity that exists in the workplace, we have overlooked the effects that women have on the men around them.

Is it possible that when women join top management teams, they inspire male colleagues to treat employees more generously and to share knowledge more freely?

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3 Responses to From Around the Web: Why Men Need Women

  1. Toni says:

    LOVE THIS ARTICLE! Our company has been blessed to be founded (and through the years) led by some very smart and caring men. I don’t support women at the top for the sake of women at the top – gotta’ earn your stripes…but love that society as a whole is recognizing the influence and impact a great woman has on her environment… whether at work, at home, or in the community!

  2. veronica says:

    Oh, i just can’t agree more. Women is another important half of the world. I do believe an organization can improve along with more and more women’s joining the top management team.

  3. Hung says:

    Great ideas! Women are the power for men at work.

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