Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Time for a New Message

I recently attended a women's leadership conference featuring a former female elected official as the keynote speaker. I couldn't wait to be regaled with war stories from the campaign trail and intense policy negotiations.

Instead, she focused on the challenges of being a female in a male-dominated field.

Bor-ing. Stop me if you've heard that one before.

Wouldn't a better message be if we want men to stop singling us out for being women, we should stop singling out ourselves?

Can we agree to stop playing the gender card? As intelligent, confident women, we have other aces up our sleeves.