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Women in Leadership

4 Ways to Deal with a Male-Dominated Work Culture

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 03.04.2015 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

Increasing gender diversity and equality in the workplace can lead to increased revenues, greater innovation and improved employee satisfaction, which benefits us all.

Silicon Valley Thinks Women Equal Success

Kira Makagon | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Kira Makagon

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.

Meet Lean In's Big Sister -- She's All About 'Powership'

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 01.30.2015 | Books
Heidi Mulligan Walker

For me, its true power lies in reading between the lines about how the partnership framework can be applied both formally and informally across the corporate infrastructure. Women, and companies who want to hire and retain them, should take note, this book is a welcome game changer.

Why You Need a Personal Brand

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 01.30.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Last week I presented at a leadership forum for nearly a hundred talented and aspirational women leaders. At this venue, I rallied a call to action for women to have their voices heard and valued by creating a "personal brand."

Remember "Binders of Women"?

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Lynn Yeakel

Recently, Vision 2020 convened a group of women leaders in Pennsylvania to compile a list of names of highly qualified, accomplished women to submit to the transition team of Governor-Elect Tom Wolf.

Ideas for Increasing the Numbers of Women Tech Leaders

Kira Makagon | Posted 02.15.2015 | Technology
Kira Makagon

When I consider how to inspire other women to think about their long-term careers in technology, I want to encourage them to think big. There really is no reason more women can't reach leadership positions in tech like I have, and those of us already here can help with that.

3 Habits of Ineffective Women's Leadership Development

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

We've spent a lot of time in recent posts focusing on the best ways to approach women's leadership development. But sometimes, knowing what not to do can be as instructive as guidelines on how to do things right.

Women Are Better Leaders

Madison Lawson | Posted 02.01.2015 | Women
Madison Lawson

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.

Another Survey Tells Us What We Already Know: Women, Especially Women Of Color, Are Not Selected to Lead Religious Organizations

Lorena Parrish | Posted 01.20.2015 | Religion
Lorena Parrish

Black, Asian and Latina women combined barely make up 1 percent of the total number of persons in top positions. White women comprise 14 percent.

Bottom Line: It's All About Inclusion

Billie Jean King | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Billie Jean King

Ninety million people worldwide watched me step onto the tennis court to defeat Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of Sexes" 41 years ago. Looking back, my victory was more than a point of athletic pride -- it was about social change, part of a growing movement that showed women were equal to men.

The Importance of On-The-Job Learning for Women

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

How much time do you spend learning on the job? If we look to the standard "70:20:10 ratio," we might think that we spend a lot more time engaging in on-the-job development opportunities than we actually do.

Women in Tech: Success Through Risk-Taking

Carolyn Adams | Posted 01.04.2015 | Women
Carolyn Adams

My employers have encouraged my interest in tech and have gone out of their way to make me feel comfortable when I've been the only female face on a team, but there are still times I struggle with speaking up about issues because I worry others will think.

To Get More Women's Names on Future Ballots, Start with College Women

Kate Farrar | Posted 12.31.2014 | College
Kate Farrar

Everyone's gearing up for the midterm elections, but AAUW and Running Start are also thinking about future ballots. And we want to see women on them.

Evangelical Nonprofits Have Dismal Record At Hiring Women Into Top Positions

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 10.23.2014 | Religion

(RNS) At an organization where 45 percent of U.S. senior leaders are women, Romanita Hairston’s gender is mostly a nonissue as she oversees children...

Want to Move up the Corporate Ladder? You Need a Career Map

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

The success of your career map is contingent on having strong communications skills, self confidence and the discipline to stick to and adjust your plan as needed. My goal is to empower women to rise above the sticky floor and crash through the glass ceiling. Now, let's get started!

How Women Can Learn to Stand in Their Power -- and How Men and Companies Can Help Them

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

I think it's high time that we move beyond belaboring the challenges, and instead focus on real solutions that can help free women from this pervasive double standard in Corporate America.

5 Questions to Ask When Hiring an Ad Agency

Beth Bronfman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Beth Bronfman

Selecting an advertising agency can -- and should be -- a positive experience for any business. With the right partner, you can grow and develop your brand and in turn, your bottom line. But like hiring the right employee, selecting an agency partner can be a challenge.

Why You Need to Brag More and 3 Ways to Do It

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.27.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Taking accountability for yourself and your work means accepting the good along with the bad. If you own up to your mistakes, why shouldn't you own up to your victories? Here's how to start getting over the fear of healthy self-promotion.

Profiles in Leadership: Idaho State Representative Holli Woodings

Elsie Owolo | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Elsie Owolo

The purpose of "Profiles in Leadership" is to recognize the many women who are running for political seats or who have been elected and are doing the important work of being leaders in their communities. The second purpose is to inspire women of every age to run for office.

Tech Revolution or Gender Revolution: Which Has Had a Greater Economic Impact?

Shelley Bird | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Shelley Bird

Over the last three decades, technology has significantly altered our economic landscape, as well as social conventions and public policy.

A Five-Step Action Plan for Women to Land a Board Seat

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Rebecca Shambaugh

Many women miss the boat because they don't understand the steps to take early in their careers to best position themselves for board membership. Here are five practical steps you can start taking today to increase your future chances of getting on a public company board...

You Selfish B*tch!

Kat Loterzo | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Kat Loterzo

Do you ever feel like you just can't help yourself you are SO damn selfish with your time and what you want to be doing?

Why Aren't More Women Landing Board Seats?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Whatever the primary reason behind the disturbing gap, there are concrete ways that women can better prepare themselves for board membership to overcome both of these perceived obstacles.

Now The Atlantic Should Ask: Where Are the Women Leaders in PR?

Gail Becker | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Gail Becker

I've never inquired because, frankly, I never thought anyone would care much about the answer. I was wrong -- and the thousands of people who shared the article on Facebook in the first 24 hours after publication make that clear. Yes, it's a great question, but perhaps I have an even more important one: Why are there so many women in PR... and yet so few women at the top?

Which Tech Companies Are Ahead of the Curve in Women's Leadership?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 10.05.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

While it will clearly take some time before such strategies result in widespread change throughout the industry, here are some companies that are off to a good start.