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Industries women continue to dominate

Women are surprisingly taking over jobs that were previously reserved for men and performing at par or even better, as well as commanding higher pay.

While the number of women in executive positions remains relatively low, our leadership competency gives us an edge to take over these industries and lead the way.

  1. Health

From using websites to self-diagnose to counting the total number of steps we take each day, the health sector is a long way past where it was a couple of decades ago. A patient in rural Kenya can now ping a health worker in the middle of the night and because of advanced data collection and analysis technology, she can expect better prevention practices, smarter diagnoses and faster research and development.

  1. Education

Educational technology, or edtech, facilitates the performance and productivity of the learner while promoting ethical studying practices. It’s an extremely diverse field whose effectiveness relies heavily on catering for individual needs. Anything from elearning to traditional learning and the supporting systems in-between are all part of edtech.

  1. Recruitment

There’s an overwhelming number of women in the field of human resources. According to a 2016 report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 72 percent of HR managers are women.

  1. Customer service

All informed advice on how to provide great customer service seems to center around a few qualities: empathy, listening skills, patience, problem solving and telephone skills.

It’s not just popular opinion that women are better at stepping into other people’s shoes than men. Scientific research has revealed that there’s a lot of truth in that common belief. But, no conclusive evidence has been shown to explain whether it’s nature or nurture.

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