Will Gender Equality Evolve from a Hypothetical Talking Point to Reality? Barbara Cerda

It would seem not until male predation goes the way of the dinosaur. Proving or disapproving this concept lies within natural laws.  When an organism no longer serves the survival of the collective it dies out.

Whether you believe it or not we’re an animal species still evolving – shedding what no longer serves to successfully thrive.

Like toe polish that will eventually cease to be needful because our need for toe nails seems to be disappearing. The simple selection of four proteins that form the DNA helix that defines millions of physical and behavioral attributes, alters in the face of changes in perceptions. Knowledge changes who we are and how we live.

Changes in survival needs alters the physical and then redesigns what’s viable and lives to fight another day. Without adopting the needful change in cultural norms, the dogmatism of male oppression of over half of the global population will not survive into the coming generations. Not within the same social constructs we come to understand as the norm.

The process of evolvement never happens to us. It expresses change through us as manifestations of what works. Or what specie trait earns its right to thrive. This talent of survivability goes beyond just the physical. Cunning, intelligence, a sense of stewardship to increased intelligence agility.  The smartest of us learn to survive and adapt.

I composed an article some time ago entitled, “He Made an Ordinary Remark for an Extraordinary Audience”, an article in response to a Satya Nadella’s, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft.

On October 9, 2014, while speaking at the Grace Hopper Celebration, a women’s technical conference, Nadella stated: “It’s not really about asking for the raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along,”

I was impressed and remained so that a person from a male dominant culture where gender bias seems legendary would attempt to clarify the necessity for the women’s role in business.  There was no condescension in his eloquence, yet one must note that his words fell on the ears of the exceptional, minds that were already excelling in leadership.

Is education the definitive that changes the course of how well we survive? Of course, it is.  How else would we understand when to run or stand and fight?

As in all oppressive states, ignorance is the most valued tool in maintaining mass control. There was sound reasoning behind keeping African slaves ignorant. Knowledge of our oppressors’ weaknesses and strengths sharpens our survival skills and pushes the consciousness to a space of limitlessness. You can’t unlearn.

Once the mind opens to train the brain the environment of human politics changes. Embracement of dogmas and the actions of remaining oppressed comes to an end. And in doing so makes obsolete our oppressor.

The wretched nativism used by the white male ruling class that’s our government is in its last gasps. Sped along by the very machinations they rule.  For the first time in humanity’s history education is at our fingertips. The knuckle draggers clinching tight to the concepts of the sanctified sovereign must face the inevitability of physical and emotional evolution.

The ideological great divide and wealth distribution favors the informed.

AI or Artificial Intelligence is mapping its own evolutionary path, painting our self-perceptions in prisms of new emotional colors– making of the impossible possible. And expanding how women will interpret our world infinitely.

There’s an inevitableness to the changes coming to our world.

No dramatic awakening and no big gang to hypothesize about in the future. Just the slow migration of social consciousness to something stronger. Mr. Nadella addressed an audience that are harbingers of our future. They are without borders and owes no acquiescence to any sovereign’s politics as usual.

 

He Made an Ordinary Remark for an Extraordinary Audience – Barbara Cerda

Satya Nadella’s reply to the growing awareness of inequality among women leaders in technology at the Grace Hopper Celebration was an ordinary response; if the listeners comprised a unique cultural circle. Nevertheless, the ordinary commentary fell on the ears of an extraordinary audience. There is a expanding subliminal sense in humanity for social parity that will shape global socio-economies for generations. Let the truth be known that if Satya were not CEO of the globe’s largest software company…his unfortunate audible would go unnoticed. He said…

On October 9, 2014, while speaking at the Grace Hopper Celebration, a women’s technical conference, Nadella stated: “It’s not really about asking for the raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along,” Nadella said, according to a recording on the website of the event, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

“Because that’s good karma,” Nadella continued. “It’ll come back because somebody’s going to know that’s the kind of person that I want to trust.” – Wikipedia

Thanks to the modernity of technologies such as tweets and Facebook connections, those unscripted utterances went viral instantly to millions. Mr. Nadella’s commentary was in response to a highly charged political nugget. His talk was classic if you follow many age-old Asian ideologies. The sentiments driving the words were not meant to garner support of the inequity or to ruffle feathers. Rather it was meant to teach and assuage. Worldly commerce now dissolves sovereign borders creating a new need for serious social studies. How do we shift into the new norm of “political correctness”?

In the late 1980’s, when the EU was still just a suggestion, many economists pondered whether the fact of variance within cultures could create a “more perfect monetary union”, a monetary system that would rival the dollar. The cultural divides between southern and northern Europe seemed obvious then.

The concept of “moral hazard” has become the great bell weather in how the ECB and Northern Europe will conduct the monetary reconstruction of the current liquidity trapped Southern Europe. If regulators of shared monetary systems built on post war economics, struggle to regulate within western culture’s social diversity. How do we build a bridge of understanding amongst our thought leaders on how to think before addressing the most fundamental of global cultural norms?

Universal C Suite occupiers grapple daily to avoid such political moments. Rest assured that these tiny parcels of time are unavoidable. Going forward there are varied cultures that compose leadership within global commerce giants that dictate how our socio- economies will behave. It is needful that business leaders become culturists and learn to think and listen in global ways. Their audiences must learn how to listen, and then appreciate the richness of our multicultural world while making allowances accordingly.