Founded on September 22, 1949, American Business Women’s Day was created by the American Business Women’s Association to bring to light the accomplishments of the millions of diverse U.S. women workers and business owners in the workplace. After 70 years, women have made leaps and bounds of progress compared to a time when they couldn’t even vote. Now we are sitting in a time where more women are taking a seat at the table and becoming founders and leaders, instead of just taking the administrative and supportive roles.

We’ve Got Your Back’s Role as a Workplace Furniture Provider

As a perfect example of a woman-led business, Rita Marcojohn founded We’ve Got Your Back was founded in February 2009. Using her 20 years of executive oversight in high tech, her commitment to customer care, passion for employee comfort and desire for workplace wellness everywhere, she guided We’ve Got Your Back to become a full service provider of workplace furniture, including conference and collaborative spaces for large and small businesses.

At one time or another, most women CEOs find themselves in a male dominated industry or workplace that does not want to acknowledge their leadership role. Rita has made her way through this industry and positioned We’ve Got Your Back to be able to take on notable key accounts such as Applied Materials, Netflix, University of California, Coursera, Intersil and more.

Common Challenges for Women in the Workplace

There are hurdles many business owners may face, but Hult Blogs says there are certain challenges that women specifically face in business:

  • The Workplace Lacks Women in Key Fields
    In STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) industries overall, women make up just 24 percent of the workforce in the U.S despite filling 47 percent of US jobs since 2017.
  • Gender Bias in the Workplace
    Many women have learned they find more success with a more masculine or gender-neutral name on their CV or resume; this shows there is still an active bias towards women in leadership roles as well as how women are perceived compared to men when it comes down to stereotypical gender-roles and behavior expectations.
  • The Workplace Doesn’t Allow Successful Salary Negotiation For Women
    Women are more likely to accept the salary they were offered due to their reluctance to ask for higher pay, which is made worse by the gender pay gap. When women do try to negotiate, a Glassdoor survey found that men were three times more successful than women in negotiating their pay.

    Clearly there are still some hurdles for women in business, but it doesn’t stop Rita Marcojohn from making sure her clients are provided quality expertise by certified ergonomic professionals on the best solutions for their workplace comfort and productivity. After all, an ergonomically friendly atmosphere makes for a better workplace for women as well as men.