This morning, when connecting to the platform, the welcome page listed only male experts (except one female expert). I am wondering why this happens: is it because the proportion of women is far too small? Is it because they operate in niche areas of expertise? Is it because they don't perform well at branding themselves as experts? Etc. Interested to hear your thoughts!
I have been thinking on this one and I think it's because men are just more geared toward tech and gadgets. I'm not saying women aren't ABLE to do it, I am saying that they just are more geared toward face to face interaction and problem solving.
Case in point the number of young guys and boys that are addicted to online gaming. The girls like it and play , but I rarely see females and little girls practically go into mental breakdown when they can't get online.
I have seen more dudes practically cry like babies when they can't get online to play some game.
Disclaimer: I have seen more females then I can count on two hands be addicted to facebook, Instagram and twitter. Especially facebook and Instagram .
Another reason may be that women are used to having to work harder and differently, and tend to migrate to channels that allow them to really build a following (which typically starts by word of mouth). Sad story is, men are more apt to get the trust and dollars straight out of the gate.
All my life, I was always considered a "token female" in what had been traditionally a business mainly occupied only by men. International lending was no exception.
I have also found men to be much more willing to venture out into their own business's, with more of an entrepreneurial spirit - than most women.
Therefore, it stands to reason that there would be less women here at Clarity where people share their experience.