Tom Dennis 2018-02-26 12:19:53
I get nostalgic now and then, including for eras that I’ve only read about, such as the 1940s. But the feeling doesn’t last, because when I think about what life really was like back then, I’m glad to be alive in 2018. Case in point: today’s dramatically improved status of both women and men. This month’s Top 25 Women in Business feature is Exhibit A. What a spectacular group of high-achieving executives. And what an impressive change they represent, as both industry and society have benefited so enormously from these women’s leadership skills. Here’s another observation: In 1960, any “Top Women in Business” story would have been a story of firsts: first female CEO, first female COO and so on. There are firsts in this month’s issue, too. But these days, the lens is much wider, because the presence of so many more women in business means that “pioneering” is just one among many markers of women’s success. All of this testifies to women’s increased freedom to choose their own path. And what a blessing that freedom has become, as the regionwide impact of the Top 25 Women in Business 2018 shows. As for men: I’m a father, and would I want to go back to the stoic and old-fashioned models of being a dad? No, I would not. The modern era has been liberating for men, too. Which is why Prairie Business so often is animated by the following: the sense that these are the good old days. This annual Top 25 Women in Business issue is no exception.
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