The title in itself depicts two “different issues”; just like the many cries we have heard for such three or so years ago – passion and… discrimination.
See, if we link gender specially to a known personality – things become a bit discriminatory. Like, this is better than the other and so on. Whereas, if you add “s”, it becomes a slogan to inspire which is key in Leadership. Yet to inspire through personalities is to understand the particular personality first then to understand attributes of the majority second.
While so much have been said and written about Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, to be like him is simply to be passionate in your interests. He is not really a great entrepreneur as he was even pressured to make Facebook profitable. And where he is now was simply the result of man’s social habits and the internet’s reach.
So, to be like Zuckerberg is to enjoy coding, the rest basically takes care of itself. Still not many, whether male or female, are passionate about it – hence, they don’t really develop the ability for it. Here then, the real issue is really not about having a female Zuckerberg but about breaking barriers.
If you are female but white, your concern could only be white men. But just how many could sincerely accept a competent yet colored individual, whether male or female, and give him the same treatment, respect and opportunity as given to white people? See? That’s why there’s chaos in this world. And that’s just race and gender. What more if age and religion are properly addressed as well? Remember even the “Draw Mohammed” contest on Facebook some 3 years ago? Not good, Mark. Freedom of Expression has its limits – Respect for beliefs, culture and tradition. Legacy before Money.
Once this barrier has been truly brought down only then could we really say that our passion would not go to waste. Thence, don’t worry much about finding female Zuckerbergs but helping females all over to find their niche, their place under the sun.
What’s your take?