This was predictable.
As Angela Morris reports in Law.com, these are females who perceived that they are shut out of equal compensation, promotions, status, influence, and key opportunities to develop new business. Among the trade associations representing them are Women Owned Law.
This is an old-line tactic.
The founding members of America essentially found themselves locked out of the economic and social slots in the old world. So, they came to America and established their own.
Since they were not bound by the rigid assumptions of old-world business they were able to set up an economic system that had been globally number-one for a long time. That's a key advantage of the outlier. Women-owned firms can be authentic game-changers.
Later, in the beginning of the 20th century, a new kind of immigrant came to America. They were primarily Catholics. The now-WASP establishment, made up of the descendants of those founding members, wouldn't let them in.
So, the Roman Catholic Church set up a complex system of parish churches, fraternal societies, trade associations, grade and high schools, and colleges and universities. Those provided not only the slots. They were also a source of socialization.
From a family of immigrants from Poland and Italy, I was indoctrinated into The American Way. By time I graduated a Catholic college I could pass for WASP. I went on fellowship to the WASPY department of linguistics and literature at the University of Michigan.
Ethnic immigrants also launched their own kind of politics.
Your cousin arrived on the boat from Poland. You went to the Catholic parish priest who knew someone who knew someone in city hall in downtown Jersey City, NJ. Soon enough the cousin was sweeping the streets and knocking on doors in Polish neighborhoods for votes for Hague-sponsored politicos.
Currently, the groups who see themselves locked out include not only women. There are also the aging professionals, those below the poverty level, African-Americans, and transgenders.
Like the founding fathers of America all will have to invest the resources and determination to build a separate but cohesive strong society. My over-50 colleagues and those I coach get it: The burden of survival - and scaling - is on us.
We over-50 determined to continue to earn income are a tribe onto ourselves.
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