Why are the world’s biggest businesses run by men?
Sure, there’s a few successful women like Gail Kelly, the former CEO of Westpac, Naomi Simpson of Red Balloon and Janine Allis of Boost Juice.
But not many.
And for that matter, why is it when a woman succeeds we act all surprised. No-one ever jumps up and down when a man succeeds. Or for that matter asks them what it’s like being a man in business.
There’s even award ceremonies for women in business as if they can’t be expected to compete with men.
It’s 2016 for crying out loud, and still the best we can do is be patronising and condescending.
But … is it true?
Are men better at business than women?
The answer comes from a multi-millionaire and Shark Tank (US) investor Kevin O’Leary.
In his time as an investor on Shark Tank, O’Leary has taken on 27 businesses.
And even though they’re not all profitable what he can tell you will raise an eyebrow.
All the profitable ones are run by women.
Yes. ALL of them.
Not a single one of his male CEOs is making a profit.
One of his women CEOs told him “If you want to get something done, give it to a busy mum”.
Could it be that women work harder and multi-task better?
Could it be that women bring more intuition to business and are better at selling as a result?
Is it that women pay attention to details more carefully than men?
Who knows for sure. All I know is if you’re the kind of woman who wants to show them how it’s done then you should join Import Lifestyle on their upcoming national tour.
The sacred cow of business being a man’s domain has now been well and truly slaughtered and put to rest. And this is your opportunity to start your own business and put your talents to great use!