I am a woman blogger.
That doesn’t tell you much, does it? Let me elaborate. I am an aspiring entrepreneur. I want to create an income by owning my own business in which I created from scratch. I want to be the CEO of my blog empire. And I know this is possible.
Being a woman online is a liberating experience. There seems to be few boundaries to what can be achieved. Could it be that women are more accepted in business? Could it be that the Internet is so vast that a women’s options are endless? Has the gap between genders closed a bit due to changing philosophies through the years allowing women to enter a world we couldn’t before? Could it be that women are more aggressive and open to what they want? Whatever the reasons, being a woman online feels like an endless journey of opportunities.
I recently started watching the show “Pan Am”. It takes place in the early 1960’s America, when women were expected to become housewives. Even if a woman started a career, she was expected to quit once she was married. For my generation this is a strange concept and downright wrong. Today’s woman has choices. She can be a mother and CEO. She can be a policewomen, attorney, teacher, senator, waitress, producer, doctor, nurse, bus driver, and, well, you get the idea. This was not so 45 years ago. We have come a long way. I thank all the women pioneers that have made this move possible.
I am not here to talk about the past. I want to talk about this frontier we call the Internet. Where, I believe, women have endless opportunities AND we can do it without the stigma of yesteryear and, even at times, the offline stigmas that can exist. (Where women supposedly “can’t” do the job or get paid less.)
Women online are very powerful. We have clout. We have money. We have power. We take it. And if it is not there, we create it. We can.
What do you think?
Are there endless opportunities for women online?
Have you come across roadblocks as a woman online because of stigmas from the past? Or offline mindsets?