“We need to normalize not only female leaders, but also female technicians in STEM disciplines, and provide opportunities for girls and young women to interact with men and women in engineering and computing who they can identify with” Gaby Aued
While it is true in recent years that the gender gap has been reduced in most of the region, according to the World Economic Forum, work still needs to be done so that women have greater opportunities to practice transformative leadership; To this end, the governments of the Isthmus have promoted laws and regulations to guarantee equal rights, combat discrimination, among other key issues.
At this point, the World Economic Forum presents its report on the 150 most powerful women in Central America and the Dominican Republic 2023, among which our CEO: Gaby Aued stands out.
The selection, made based on continuous market monitoring, taking into account exclusively the highest positions, owners of recognized companies, presidents of boards of directors and general managers, as well as contributions and trajectories of the leaders, was recently published by the sum magazine.
Why is it important to open spaces so that more and more women lead teams, projects and assume decision-making positions?
There are very particular characteristics that make female leadership be classified as “transformative”, including the following:
Empathy and people orientation. Women leaders tend to be sociable, expressive and manage to establish close ties, which drives the commitment of others towards company objectives or a specific project.
Predisposition to change. They have an innovative style, people-oriented, flexible, communicative and persuasive.
Tendency to cooperate. They promote teamwork more naturally through the inclusion and active support of people. In addition, they promote order in the execution of procedures.
Innate ability to think and operate in different directions at the same time. This offers an advantage when making quick decisions and dealing with crises.
They seek a win-win relationship in negotiations and encourage collaborative debate, something key in the current situation that demands more supportive, flexible and cooperative leaders.
They practice horizontal leadership.
They lead in an inclusive way, encourage participation and share information and power with those they lead, thereby creating and strengthening group identities.
Emotional dominance. They are able to consider the “human” side of individuals, which is why they generate high levels of empathy.
PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN IN TECNASA
50% of senior executives, managers, bosses and supervisors are women. In terms of the ratio of women to the total number of workers at TECNASA, we are 30%. However, that 30% of women relative to the absolute total, occupies a higher percentage of leadership positions. We will be fewer, but those of us who are here cause an impact.
Ranking of the 150 most powerful women.
Source: Summa Magazine