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The Decade of the Woman Is Upon Us – Continued
By Marcia Reynolds

Men created the companies, the leadership models and the systems that are breaking down in today’s world. Here in the United States, the rate of change is so pitiful that I am afraid for my country. I think our best shot is to quit trying to fix the old way and look to create an exciting, collaboration-based, innovation-run new way. Since it will only be a few years before women will outnumber men in the workplace, in degrees held and in privately held companies in the United States, shouldn’t the executive staff of our major corporations strive to mirror the workplace and consumer base? Corporate leaders should start by asking women to help draw up the plans for the future of management. It’s time let go and move on.

And if the leaders don’t ask for our help, let’s do it ourselves.

We also have to focus more on politics. Female representation is sorely lacking. Again, shouldn’t our leadership mirror its base? Even if they are conscious, I don’t count on male leaders to understand my needs and fight on my behalf. If politics is bad, then let’s stand together to change it with a fresh spate of strong progressive female candidates.

We don’t have to compete with men or participate with them on their terms. We can create and live by our own expression of business, leadership, community and family. This doesn’t mean we exclude men. We move forward when:

    * We model inclusion and collaboration, which is our way.

    * We don’t back down when we aren’t acknowledged.

    * We create businesses and communities based on our own rules.

Our capacity to love, to allow, to express emotion and to create beautiful spaces to live and work in should attract people, regardless of gender or age.

Do you think this is a fantasy? I believe there are many men who prefer mutual respect over domination. I travel the world for my work; I see these men growing in numbers around the world.

The numbers are in our favor. I’m imagining a world run cooperatively by conscious men and women. How about you?

Wishing all Queens everywhere the presence, purpose, passion and power to create a world that serves our needs and that supports the well being of Mother Earth and all of Her creations. Happy New Year. Happy New Decade. Happy New Era!

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