We live in the greatest country in the world. The country of confidence, the country that sets the precedents for the rest of the world. And while I would not want to live anywhere else, there is always room for improvement.
In the last 20 years, the amount of women in the workforce has tripled. Some out of choice, some not. Many women have gained the confidence needed to leave the traditional role of homemaker to seek careers that give them the fulfillment they are looking for.
In some circumstances, however, it’s not a woman’s choice to work outside the home; she has to. The cost of living keeps going up, and many families cannot afford to live on one income.
I’m always thinking of ways to build people’s confidence, because that is the key to success. But what does it do to my confidence when the person sitting next to me is getting paid $30,000 more for the exact same job, simply because they are a man?