There has been a lot of chatter lately about women in the workforce and exactly where their place is. From the corporate offices of Fortune 500 companies to the couches of your favorite talk shows on television, women are still trying to make the grade. How is it possible that after decades of women working their way up the food chain, we are still fighting to be treated like men in the workplace?
After reading ‘Lean In‘ a few months back, my eyes were wide open to the fight that women walk into every time they enter the office. As someone who works in a ‘Corporate America’ setting, I see (and feel) this everyday. In a small company that holds about 15 management positions, I am one of only 3 women in the management group. I have personally watched a few men walk into the company and be brought into management within the first two years; it took me six.
This is also the case in entertainment. Along with name calling and dirty secrets, the infamous Sony hack released the brutal honesty that even the glamourous actresses that we know and love, are still running behind men. Leading ladies like Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams are out there nabbing nominations for brilliant acting roles and yet Sony executives proved that even this isn’t worthy of women having the same pay grade as their male counterparts. (Insert Patricia Arquette’s killer acceptance speech at the 2015 Oscars.)
Over the weekend I ran into this article from The Everygirl which discusses the lack of a female presence in late night television. It’s pretty interesting to step back and realize that in a world full of Jimmy Fallon’s, John Stewart’s, and Steven Colbert’s, there is not one woman with a late night talk show (this is since the departure of Chelsea Handler who was on the E! network.) So what is it that has women covering the television screen during the day and leaves the late night for the men? Is it the lack of women as a late night audience to the shows or maybe a lack of talent to choose from? Considering we all can’t get enough of Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling…I think not.
I would love to hear your opinions! Feel free to share your thoughts on the topic in the comment section below.
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