Can Female CEOs, Presidents, or Executives of Online Businesses Defy Sexism?
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Well....? Can they?

Yes they can.

 

There's no question about it. I have proof, scientific and empirical evidence to support my claim. Oh ya, my claim. What is it again? Right. Can a women measure up to a man when running an online business?

 

I found many examples of successful business woman all over the internet. But not so many fit the peculiar criteria of internet-based businesses where they were the sole creator and president. Although I did find many examples of businesses that have merged into the internet mainstream consumer/marketing world which are run by women. Some of these women were hired or promoted into the prestige positions of CEO or COO, and others were born into the business.

 

There's also proof that a women can succeed at a rate that a man can when conducting test-taking in the business area where men dominated the field thus took over the positions.

 

Though trying to remain neutral as possible, it's also evident that women exude a particular behavior that is contrary to what sexists believe: they're driven. The driving force in a women, however, is particularly different than that of a man. A women is scientifically proven to utilize psychological emotion as well as common reasoning in decision-making. A few articles suggest this, as well.

 

Something I was unable to find online was the topic of rate of pay. I wondered if the rate of pay is still lower in women in the internet business fields. I wish to investigate this further. The world of the internet is different than that of real-life. Just as the true emotion of someone isn't easy to decipher when chatting online with them yet the message that is delivered is still comprehensible and clear, the gender specifics of someone should also be an acquisition when dealing with business growth and success.

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Women on Boards: 13 Global Companies with ZERO Women on Their Boards - Forbes

Women on Boards: 13 Global Companies with ZERO Women on Their Boards - Forbes | Can Female CEOs, Presidents, or Executives of Online Businesses Defy Sexism? | Scoop.it
Women on Boards: 13 Global Companies with ZERO Women on Their BoardsForbesAlmost a fifth of the board seats at major South African companies are filled by women.

 

I have to emphasize that I used a more global approach in my research because the internet, after all, is a global network that provides access to relatively any position on earth. So a few articles I chose to post on my page were relative to certain areas of the world or all of it, like this one. I thought this was interesting because it provided a rather contradictory concept to other posts I uploaded regarding women in CEO position of top high-end web companies. This article suggests that, globally, some of the best and most resilient companies have not only failed to hire a female leader, but no females at all in their companies. I think this attribution is also relative to some foreign countries, as in the U.S., although there is evidence of sexism in companies, still, it's highly unlikely that a corporation would make the "mistake" of not including females on their payroll. It's just too much of an easy target for sexist labeling.

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Closing the Gender Gap One Case at a Time - Huffington Post (blog)

Closing the Gender Gap One Case at a Time - Huffington Post (blog) | Can Female CEOs, Presidents, or Executives of Online Businesses Defy Sexism? | Scoop.it
Sofia EchoClosing the Gender Gap One Case at a TimeHuffington Post (blog)Companies that successfully engage women may reap a rich diversity dividend.

 

I chose this article because I wanted to implement an article that strongly defends my claims. What better to provide an article that contains empirical, scientific research evidence? This one particular blog entry is part of many which periodically update its readers on feminist-related topics. From my understanding and research, it seems that most of the updates contain research and factual evidence of some sort. This female blogger suggests that there is proof of when companies incorporate women to lead their departments or showcase their work to the public, that an increase in activity arises. One way or another, businesses are gaining more revenue when women are involved in the decision-making processes. 

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China dominates list of female billionaires - Globe and Mail

China dominates list of female billionaires - Globe and Mail | Can Female CEOs, Presidents, or Executives of Online Businesses Defy Sexism? | Scoop.it
Globe and MailChina dominates list of female billionairesGlobe and MailThe latest news and information for entrepreneurs from across the web universe, brought to you by the Report on Small Business team.

 

Many of the female billionaires in China have gained their riches threw internet empires. This shall go to prove the implications of sexism to be irrelevant to gender when success is questioned. It's one thing to be a successful CEO and make millions, but to make BILLIONS? I mean, come on, ever sexist person who doesn't want to hire females, or purchase from female business women should read this article, and eat their words. 

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GMAC reports record figures for female test-takers - Financial Times

GMAC reports record figures for female test-takers - Financial Times | Can Female CEOs, Presidents, or Executives of Online Businesses Defy Sexism? | Scoop.it
GMAC reports record figures for female test-takersFinancial TimesBy Charlotte Clarke More than 100000 women took the GMAT test, the entry test for business school, in the testing year ending 30 June 2011, according to a report published Thursday by...

 

I included this article because it takes the place of a data source that supports any question one may have about the capabilities of women. Years ago, this type of data wasn't able to circulate for all to see. Now, it circulates around the internet, the same venue and network where a potential sexist lingers. Because of the availability of this information, and knowing that at any given time we can present such data and findings to the skeptics tells us one thing: who ever still doubts the measure of a woman simply hasn't enough cognitive understanding to decipher results of raw data credible enough to erase all prepositions about one may have had. If people still remain sexist and stuck to their beliefs after being exposed to raw data proving their beliefs as false, then they are not worth convincing. 

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Here's Why Companies Should Want To Have A Female CEO

Here's Why Companies Should Want To Have A Female CEO | Can Female CEOs, Presidents, or Executives of Online Businesses Defy Sexism? | Scoop.it
Part of a global trend.(Here's Why Companies Should Want To Have A Female CEO http://t.co/iw8cKYen via @bi_contributors...)...

 

Most of the reasons that this articles presents are good enough to convince companies to hire females make a lot of sense to me as a communications major. It is biologically proven, not traditionally-held, that women exude a more emotionally-driven personality that allows them to be sensitive and understanding in a measure that is overwhelmingly different than that of an average man. Whereas, a man can be driven by a full-fledged force of the desire to succeed, women sort of take a carefully-strategized stroll to get to the same spot.

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Woman, Thy Name is Entrepreneur

An inspirational video created to inspire female entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs everywhere.

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 I think when people, or women in particular are researching this topic they would come across the positive and negative outlooks, as I did. I also think that although the positive articles provide hope and information, the actual facts really diminish those feelings.

Nevertheless, I do believe that there's hope greater than what we know, and that technology is growing by the minute. Because this is our new reality of dealing with an online community, maybe, just maybe people will overlook their sexist positions. I say, "people" because women display sexist feelings toward other women all the time.

I uploaded this video because I hoped that it balances the overall tone of my scoop.it page. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why Nerd Sexism — Or Any Sexism — Is Not Okay Under Any Circumstances [Video]

Why Nerd Sexism — Or Any Sexism — Is Not Okay Under Any Circumstances [Video] | Can Female CEOs, Presidents, or Executives of Online Businesses Defy Sexism? | Scoop.it
Bob Chipman, movie critic at The Escapist, has some words for those who say nasty, sexist things in the gaming community -- or any community, really -- and why it is not okay, why it has never been okay, and why it will never be okay.

 

I thought this article was interesting because it created a different perspective about Sexism, all the while elaborating on the angle I'm trying to take with my assignment. Also, I thought that a male's perspective on this issue was quite refreshing, since, of course, the perspective is respectful and agreeable with a rather feminist approach.

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Top Five Women CEOs - Equities.com

Top Five Women CEOs - Equities.com | Can Female CEOs, Presidents, or Executives of Online Businesses Defy Sexism? | Scoop.it
Equities.comTop Five Women CEOsEquities.comOf those companies on the Fortune 1000 list, only 35 of them currently have female CEOs.

 

Though a few of the CEO's could arguably be taking over companies that may have been founded by males in a non-web based criterion, it surely remains without doubt that their continued success are brought forth by the implications of, well, female interference. Also, it goes without saying that all companies mentioned in this article actually provide a complex online, web-based portfolio for consumer, marketing and economical strategies. It's difficult to confirm, but with CEO's running the joint, you can bet your bottom dollar that the female in charge upstairs has a lot to do with the internet merger at one point or another. 

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Google's Doodle Loves the Ladies - Business 2 Community

Google's Doodle Loves the Ladies - Business 2 Community | Can Female CEOs, Presidents, or Executives of Online Businesses Defy Sexism? | Scoop.it
Business 2 CommunityGoogle's Doodle Loves the LadiesBusiness 2 CommunityThousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements.

 

Here is Google yet again proving to the world why it's so awesome. Founded by two men, Google is famous for hiring females to take the roles in the highest of positions. This articles displays all that information and more. However, if you read closely, and I mean REAL closely, you'll find yourself being quite fooled by the entire notion. 

First of all, I didn't choose this article because I thought it supported by claim although the content implicitly provide strikingly supportive information. I chose this article because I felt that it contradicted itself. As a feminist, the title itself rang hypocritical to me. So, to clear things up a little bit further, I chose this article because it seemed "too cute."
Secondly, what does "Google's Doodle" really mean? I don't want to sound like a conspiracy theorist because I hate those people! But there seems to be a hidden, suppressed premise in this article that makes me uneasy. I think the labels and titles that the each of the mentioned companies' have given themselves is also quite hypocritical, in that they sound very "girlie." Where girlie is perhaps the misconception of what sexists really think of women in business.

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This International Women's Day, Let's Celebrate the New Consciousness About Women's Rights | AlterNet

This International Women's Day, Let's Celebrate the New Consciousness About Women's Rights | AlterNet | Can Female CEOs, Presidents, or Executives of Online Businesses Defy Sexism? | Scoop.it
RT @/diversitymtrsThis International Women's Day, Let's Celebrate the Growing U.S.

 

Some people online need to be reminded that their opinion about women is irrelevant since our justice system has alleviated any backdrops that which women may still fall into. Women's rights are here, they're constant in action. This article about the March 8th holiday of, "International Women's Day," is quite interesting as it goes hand in hand with my post. It may have well been a coincidence too that this holiday is celebrated internationally and this post is regarding internationally-accomplished female web-bosses.

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Women CEOS of the North Shore: Joyce Romanoff

Women CEOS of the North Shore: Joyce Romanoff | Can Female CEOs, Presidents, or Executives of Online Businesses Defy Sexism? | Scoop.it
Make It Better is a print magazine, website and community resource for the Chicago north shore. To date, Make It Better has made over 49,000 lives better and helped raise over $1.4M for our partner Not-for-profits.

 

Yes. To answer any more questions: Yes. Women can and will always have the ability to succeed as internet business women. I believe this article further eludes to how it's going to be irrelevant the gender of "the boss" is in the business world of the internet. Romanoff obviously portrays the characteristics of femininity, all the while taking on a role that a sexists preconceived notion disallowed them to believe is possible. Here, a very intelligent and successful women shows how she so eloquently is able to do a "man's job" while still finding time for philanthropists work. 

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