It's so easy to get caught up working for long-term change that sometimes we forget to stop and look at the differences we're making today. That's why I'd like to stop and take a moment to tell you about a remarkable family of strong women leaders whose involvement in various Women's Foundation programs strengthens and perfectly exemplifies our mission.
For me, this year's Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity all about unleashing creativity, celebrating innovation and inspiring the next generation of marketers and creatives. I kicked off the week spending some time with Lindsay Pattison, Worldwide CEO of Maxus and a 2015 Media Lions jury member. Lindsay is passionate about empowering women within her organization.
We can take a page from the men's playbook and embrace being more masculine instead of complaining about how it's not fair. If men can "woman" up in the house in growing numbers, then women can certainly "man" up in the workplace at a faster pace. We would love to see women win this race to the finish line that is true "balance."
I don't know about you but I would love 8 million dollars right about now. I would consider my own self crazy if I turned down a deal like that. However, unlike most, Mayweather saw the bigger picture for his dream and his career. I'm sure in that season of his career as he came closer to making his decision and even made the bigger announcement Mayweather:
What does Silicon Valley think of women? From the looks of some data, it thinks we can earn an ROI even better than the guys. The more that we women focus on the reality we're making and the more we effect positive change and tell our tales of success, the faster we'll reach a time when magazine cover stories focus on how we're outperforming men.
Saying women or men make better leaders is an overgeneralization of a large and diverse group of individuals who have nothing in common except for claiming the same gender identity. Maybe women are better. We're not quite sure because there's been so few female leaders, compared to their male counterparts.