Gen Xers And Millennials Are Paving The Way For Future Generations Of Women
It is hard to change a culture that has put men on pedestals and given them everything they need to succeed. In the past few years, women have taken on roles of power and leadership whether in existing corporations or in their own business, while still taking on the brunt of the work it takes to manage the household and raise children. They have yet to receive the same support as men and probably will not get it any time soon as there are still too many men in power in comparison to women who are not ready to let the shift happen.
Gen Xers have served as trailblazers, proving that women whether moms, single, married, or divorced can do what has been reserved for men only. Whether it is running a large company, creating a 7-figure business, or owning a large investing portfolio. They are a few, but they are doing it.
To make this possible without burnout, one of the things that Gen Xers and Millennials are doing is creating boundaries. They are aware that they cannot do it all. They have been observing how men do it and realize that to be successful and stay sane, they need to demand help at home. They understand that the more support they have the better they will be able to focus on building their wealth and health.
Both Gen Xers and Millennials have begun to outsource chores like house cleaning, meal preparation, laundry cleaning. They are creating household chore charts so that everyone is a contributing member of the household. Everyone living in the home is expected to cook, clean, wash the cars, walk the dog, etc.
Millennials as the ultimate leaders are going to be guided by their intuition and accept work that feeds their soul and wallet vs. what is gender appropriate. They are asking for the salary and working conditions that they deserve and feel confident moving on if they don’t get what they want.
Ideas we need to get rid of as a culture to ensure health, wealth, and happiness for all:
Women are the primary caregivers
Women can do it all
Men work so hard
Marriage is the norm and a status symbol
Building wealth is hard
Stay in your lane
The future is bright for women. As my 3 daughters grow it is my hope that they will be filled with wild optimism, grit, and dreams. As they chase their dreams, I hope that there will be a village of men and women supporting and guiding them. By this time, I hope that it will no longer be weird or special to reach success and wealth as a woman.