Before I offer the list of what studies show women do better than men, I’ll share how this idea came into my thoughts.
On Jan. 12, the Abbie DeLoach Foundation sponsored a booth and hosted a table at the 19th Annual SmartWomen Luncheon and Expo held at the Savannah Convention Center. This annual fundraiser for St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Mary Telfair Women’s Hospital, which includes the Mammography Fund at Telfair Pavilion, helps ensure that all women have access to mammography — even if they have no insurance and cannot afford this life-saving service. The SmartWomen committee highlighted local women and their inspiring stories during the event, which raised $137,000 for uninsured and underinsured women to get the mammograms and breast health services they need.
As I ate lunch with a group of smart and focused women executives who help run Tidewater Landscape, the business my brother and I built that now is a multimillion-dollar company. I knew that our company’s financial gains, market share and local reputation are due to these women. Each one has a distinguished background and deep expertise in areas like team building, finance, production and much more. They are Angie G., human resources; Cynthia M., accounts payable; Lynn W., accounts receivable; and Connie H., comptroller and team lead.
Women lead, inspire and empower every day. And, according to studies, there are a number of things they do better than men. Here are just a few examples, as compiled by Cosmopolitan some years back:
- Women are better learners, and they tend to be more attentive, flexible and organized.
- Women have higher IQs than men, as indicated by a study of IQ tests from around the world.
- Women prepare more for — and are better able to handle the stress of — job interviews.
- Women are getting better looking through evolution, while men are staying the same.
- Women are more likely to talk through their problems.
- Women are more likely than men to graduate and get their bachelor’s degree, and to do so in fewer than five years.
- Women eat healthier foods than men do, including more fruits and vegetables.
- Women have stronger immune systems than men, and tend to live five to 10 years longer.
Celebrate and appreciate the women in your life. And if you’re a woman, please take care of yourself as well as you take care of others. Breast cancer screening saves lives, and resources like the Mammography Fund at Telfair Pavilion are available to help.
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