Two nights ago I was reading the most recent edition of Club Manager Quarterly and spent the night thinking over the content. The summer issue was dedicated to the discussion of the contribution of women to the profession of club manager, specifically golf club manager. One article included a dialogue between four females in the golf profession and carried the tag line ‘a view from the other 10%’.

Now, I do not dispute the fact that females in senior positions in the golf industry are still somewhat rare but it is this type of discussion that suggests that women’s equality is still an issue in golf that is worth drawing attention to. Instead, topics should be focused on the successes and best practices of all golf facilities whether they are run by women, men, dogs or fish. I also agree that an ‘old boys’ club may still exist in some clubs or golf organizations but that it is no different than in any other industry and that both women and ‘young boys’ have the same challenges breaking in. The people that are worth focusing an issue on are not a specific gender, race or nationality but rather those that excel at their jobs and are the leaders in the industry. This would provide motivation to us all.

Last night I was reading the very weighty July edition of BC Business that includes the Top 100 Companies (yes, I am a month behind). If you have not read it yet it is worth the time. It includes sections on the best private and best public companies as well as revenue rankings, performance highlights and CEO profiles. Surprisingly or not, there is no category for Top Companies run by a women…