On the road to gender parity… are we there yet?

By Traci Mercer – Sabre Travel Network | August 20, 2019

As a little girl growing up in the ’80s, I imagined a future that included flying cars like in the Jetsons, having a personal computerized assistant like Max Headroom and the ability to push a button and get whatever I wanted, like food or toys.

The future was going to be so exciting! I was told I could be anything I wanted, even president of the United States. Just the thought of all the possibilities and opportunities would sometimes keep me up all night

As an idealistic young woman, I was confident that, after the decades of accomplishments from women, we had proved that gender has no bearing on intelligence; women are just as smart and capable as men. And that meant we would have a seat at the helm of businesses, in boardrooms and even in the Oval Office.

Frankly, I wasn’t even sure we still needed this “equality” conversation.