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Women and Leadership

6 Strategies for Women Executives and Entrepreneurs

Michelle Patterson | Posted 06.05.2014 | Women
Michelle Patterson

More and more women are becoming leaders in business and politics in this country, and as leaders, it is vital to be prepared, educated and equipped for the task at hand.

'Ban Bossy' Campaign Misses the Mark Concerning Girls' and Women's Leadership Skills

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
BJ Gallagher

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says that little girls who are told they are "bossy" should be told instead that they have "leadership potential." Ms. Sandberg's intentions are good, but she's confused about what being "bossy" really means. Her campaign to "Ban Bossy" is misguided and misses the mark.

Banning Bossy, Embracing Femininity

Molly Reynolds | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Molly Reynolds

There is more to a female leader than a loud (perceivably bossy) voice. There's real depth, experience and intuition.

Kathryn Sollmann: Are Men Really the Bad Guys Holding Women Back?

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 12.30.2013 | Women
Kathryn Sollmann

After investing as much as $250,000 in tuition, why would fathers watch proudly as their daughters graduate from college, and then expect them only to work for a year or two before exiting the workforce to raise a family?

5 Things Katy Perry Can Teach Women About Communication

Gail Becker | Posted 12.14.2013 | Women
Gail Becker

In other words, no matter the tune, men and women sing it differently and Katy Perry, as it turns out, can remind us of five ways to stay on key.

Hand-Raising At Harvard -- Will It Help Level the Field?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 11.09.2013 | Business
Kathleen Reardon

How does a top business graduate school level the playing field for women? How does it retain female faculty in a culture that the university admits has been unwelcoming to women?

California Passes First Legislation to Encourage More Women on Boards

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 10.28.2013 | Women
Marilyn Nagel

We know greater board diversity leads to better governance and stronger economic growth. Now we need to put our economic power behind this legislation by supporting companies who comply with this recommendation, and taking our business away from those who don't.

How Should Women Lead?

Karen Kimsey-House | Posted 10.13.2013 | Business
Karen Kimsey-House

Personally, I think we'd be better off if we stopped arguing about which approach to leadership is better and consider a different way that could be more effective and actually sustainable. I like to call it Integration.

Why I Don't Mind The (Other) B-Word

Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.13.2013 | Women
Nina Bahadur

I have a lot of opinions, I like to share them, and I love being in charge. According to popular opinion, this makes me bossy. I'm completely fine with that.

The 7 Habits Of Highly Successful Women

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 10.09.2013 | Women
Jaleh Bisharat

It used to be that you attended university and then you went to work. Now, the demand for skills is changing fast. No matter how experienced you are, you need to be nimble.

Women Leaders Sizzle This Summer

Leslie Grossman | Posted 09.23.2013 | Women
Leslie Grossman

Courage, collaboration, innovation, direct communication, listening, confidence, trust, visionary, passion, tenaciousness -- all are words that describe our greatest leaders, be they in business, public affairs, government or social change

Why Women Journalists Are Still Underrepresented In The Newsroom

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.17.2013 | Women

Fifty years ago, it was almost impossible to find a female journalist in most testosterone-filled news organizations. And while the field has diversif...

Moving Past 'Hot Mess' Chic

Emilie Aries | Posted 08.24.2013 | Women
Emilie Aries

If we're ever going to be able to "make your partner a real partner," like Sheryl Sandberg advocates, we've got to believe that men who love women who love their careers exist -- and know that we can attract them by not glossing over our achievements when we're dating.

Stacy Donohue: Lady Liberty, 'Gals' and Democracy

Stacy Donohue | Posted 08.07.2013 | Women
Stacy Donohue

Albright's passion for supporting democracy and citizen participation around the world is legendary. And, in her role as Chair of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), she is now pursuing a very public campaign to empower women worldwide to succeed in political leadership.

Dare. Dream. Do.

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 08.05.2013 | Women
Ekaterina Walter

As I looked back at my life and my accomplishments, I wanted to offer my view of "dare, dream, do" and what us, women, can do in achieving the successes we deserve.

How Just Looking At This Photo Could Improve Your Leadership Skills

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.20.2013 | Women

Could simply looking at a photograph of Hillary Clinton while you're giving a speech make you a better public speaker? A new study on female leadershi...

Feminine Traits Are the Operating System of the 21st Century

John Gerzema | Posted 05.19.2013 | Impact
John Gerzema

My collaborator and co-author Michael D'Antonio and I travelled the world and conducted personal interviews with global political and business leaders as well as NGOs and start-ups to find out how these traits can be applied in real world situations.

Women Lead and Show the Way

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 05.20.2013 | Books
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

Women Lead did not garner the major media press given to Sheryl Sandberg's book, but it is certainly reaching the hearts and minds of working women in America.

Sheryl Sandberg's Four Communication Lessons for Women

Bess Gallanis | Posted 05.16.2013 | Women
Bess Gallanis

Whatever you think about her message, Sandberg is a role model for savvy leadership communication. Career success means taking risks and advocating for your own best interests, the very behaviors that our culture discourages in girls and women.

What Women Are Better at Than Men, According to Brain Science

Daniel G. Amen, M.D | Posted 05.04.2013 | Women
Daniel G. Amen, M.D

Females are neurologically well-equipped to lead, manage and help us resolve the major problems of the world. By understanding and honoring the female brain, we can empower girls and women to use their brains to change the world.

'C' Suites: We Need More Women!

Katie Groke Ellis | Posted 12.11.2012 | Women
Katie Groke Ellis

Studies show that when you bring women into leadership positions, women make companies better. That's not just good for the bottom line, that's good for all of us.

Women's Leadership Redux -- Teaching, Honoring and Defending Women at Work

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 12.10.2012 | Women
Cari E. Guittard

When given access and the opportunity to develop and sharpen leadership skills, women dive in.

Why Did a Millennial Woman (Almost) Get Kicked Out of Starbucks?

Amber Goodwin | Posted 09.19.2012 | Women
Amber Goodwin

Thinking you're not ready for a position and not wanting it are two entirely different things.

The Dark Side of Girls' Success In School

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 08.05.2012 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

School gave you rules: if you followed the assignment well, you'd get the good grade. Now following the rules isn't enough. Now the rules aren't clear -- or there aren't any.

Ladies First: Studies Show Women Are Better Leaders. So Why Aren't There More of Us Leading?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 05.28.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

In the span of a little over a week, two huge studies have found that women are viewed as better leaders than men.