International Women’s Day is here! And we are honored to be celebrating with a feature from POPSUGAR. Paper Mart’s president, Buffy Simoni, is featured in their article “14 Powerful Women Weigh In on How to Level the Playing Field at Work.” This article quotes 14 inspiring and powerful women in the workplace. These women are high level executives who still believe there is room for change in the workplace. Though these women have made it top the top, they know there are still hurdles to be jumped. Sadly, with all the triumph and success, there’s still a battle for respect to be fought. Here are Buffy Simoni’s thoughts on respect for women in the workplace:
Thoughts Shared by our President: Women in the Workplace
“Sadly, I think women are still not consistently treated equally as leaders in the business world. The number of female CEOs has increased significantly in my lifetime, and more women are at the highest level of their industries. The dynamic has improved exponentially. The respect issue should be in the past. But I could list many situations when, after having introduced myself, a new potential supplier or business partner will primarily direct conversations to the men in the room, rather than me. It’s amazing that there are still professionals out there who respond like that, consciously or not.”
— Buffy Simoni, president of Paper Mart
We are truly honored to have Buffy’s thoughts included within an article that is time-relevant and meaningful. All of the women quoted in this article truly capture what it’s like for several women in the workplace. We are hopeful that Buffy’s thoughts, as well as the thoughts of others, will be shared, considered and help make a change!
Thank you to POPSUGAR for this feature and spreading word for women in the workplace! The more voices heard, the less that go unnoticed.