Natalie Corrigan: Campus Leader Working for Women’s Equality in the Workplace
“Women are under-appreciated in the professional world and are greater assets than people may realize.” PHOTO BY NICK HARDEMAN
BY NICK HARDEMAN
Natalie Corrigan, ’18, is an active campus leader from Chicago and is out to prove that women have a spot in the workplace.
Corrigan is a driven woman herself, being involved in several projects at Westminster, including having a position on the Campus Activities Board as the leadership and lectures chair. She is also a sorority woman, the Panhellenic Council vice president of recruitment and a resident adviser for Residential Life. She was a member of the Westminster women’s volleyball team during her freshman, sophomore and junior years.
Corrigan is also a business administration major and hopes to become involved in non-profit organizations professionally, apart from her volunteer work in her free time.
“The women in my life have shown this ability to produce a high quality volume of work.” –Natalie Corrigan, ’18
She is very passionate about women’s rights and proving that women are an asset to the success of an organization.
“Women get stuff done,” she said. “Qualities that have been traditionally considered female and weak are the qualities that you find are being emphasized in successful organizations.”
Corrigan said that women are often overlooked and seen as inferior by their male counterparts, when in her opinion, they focus on the human element of business.
She added that the female ability to connect with individuals is invaluable. Projections, spreadsheets and numbers are all great and necessary in business, but women gravitate towards finding motivation in what inspires people. Corrigan said that she is not suggesting that men do not have the capability to incorporate this aspect into their work, but that women are more inclined to be aware of how people function.
Women are an important resource in business because of their incredible ability to multitask, according to Corrigan.
“The women in my life have shown this ability to produce a high quality volume of work, she said. “Their output is high, while not sacrificing their quality of performance.”
She continued: “High quality and high output are driven by the need of women constantly having to prove themselves in the workplace. Women are efficient and effective employees.”
“Qualities that have been traditionally considered female and weak are the qualities that you find are being emphasized in successful organizations.” –Corrigan
As Corrigan closes out her college career at Westminster College with only a year left on campus, she is already looking towards the future and is determined to offer as much as possible as a woman in the workplace. She said that women are under-appreciated in the professional world and are greater assets than people may realize