Women have always been fundamental in any society.
However, in the past, they have always had their rights denied. From a distant, authoritative image of a father, to the husband that controlled their lives and fates, they had to fight for their rights in the family and in the society.
Today, women are granted ,by the Constitution, the same rights as men.
Nevertheless, they still have a long way to go to achieve an equal status. Motherhood and family are usually the most common arguments used to justify their absence in some professional areas.
As a woman, as a mother and with a career I understand how difficult it is to make choices. I believe that the future generations will certainly have a more dominant influence in a world traditionally dominated by men. Let's see some numbers in Portugal: 65,9% of women have a diploma from a university compared to 34,1% of men in the same period, that is 2004. There are other numbers to add but this is only an example suggesting that women have a great value, are quite intelligent and they are no longer afraid to show how beautiful and sexy they can be as well.
Women are now controlling their own lives and they are making their own choices, too. They are trying to destroy barriers at work and they are becoming leaders.
They are no longer willing to depend economically on others, they are assuming their ambition and they're not feeling guilty or ashamed.
Women can reach the top...as long as they wish to get there!...