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Women Michael Anthony De Fino

Vincent Anthony De Fino

Nicholas J. Starinieri

Nicholas L. Palazzo

Attorney at Law Attorney at Law

Attorney at Law

Benjamin J. Simmons

Attorney at Law

Attorney at Law

Areas of Practice •Personal Injury •Wrongful Death •Wills and Estates •Real Estate •DUI •Criminal Defense •Corporate •Traffic Violations

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by Christina Henck

ames Brown said it best. “This is a man’s world.” Some ladies would argue that’s changing. It’s 2016 and time to look at the big picture for Women In Business.

Women are flooding the workplace more than ever before in history, especially in the U.S. We’re not being paid the same amount as men… but let’s not get off topic. The number of women-owned businesses (WOBs) in the U.S. is growing at twice the rate of all companies. Currently, women own about 30 percent of U.S. firms, according to womenable.com. Typically, interior design companies are owned, run and employed by women. I can say from professional experience, the majority of Henck Design’s clients are – and have been - primarily women. If we’re working with a married couple, we typically work more closely with the woman. We know that everyone benefits from great design. The definition of design, according to modernist architect Louis Sullivan, is “form (ever) follows function.” One must accompany the other. A design must be both beautiful and functional. If design benefits all of a home’s occupants, why is it that we

almost always work with the women? There are some questions that cannot be answered. We do know that traditional gender roles are pretty much out the window in today’s modern family. With stay-at-home dads and their “women in business” counterparts, are these gender roles in the home all about to change? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Although interior design companies are typically WOBs, we are working right alongside men, whether contractors, architects, realtors or sales reps. Woman or man, we must all know our strengths and weaknesses to get things done. We must also collaborate in team environments to make fabulous interiors happen. Life is all about cooperation and for us at Henck Design, implementing superior design solutions. It is a very exciting time for women at work, no matter what the industry. Here’s to us, up and coming Women In Business! prh

Designing for you Christina Henck, Henck Design Henckdesign.com

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