Why aren’t workplaces safe for women?
Cheryl Bachelder is no stranger to challenging norms. At 21, she was on the brink of quitting college when her father took her on a transformative business trip to Asia. Fast forward, and she’s the CEO who led a historic turnaround for Popeye’s Louisiana Restaurants, increasing the stock price sixfold in just ten years. How did she do it? Her book, “Dare to Serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others” lays it out.
In our conversation, Cheryl tackled a question that many might find uncomfortable: Why aren’t workplaces safe for women? Her answer was as straightforward as it was unsettling. “They’re not safe,” she said, “and they’re still not safe today.” The reason? A need for understanding and acceptance of how women are different from men in the workplace.
Cheryl’s leadership recipe is simple yet profound: Be daring, practice servant-leadership, and focus on achieving results. This philosophy isn’t just for women; it’s a lesson for all entrepreneurs. Are you willing to challenge your mindset and dare to serve?