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Women Leadership

Is Confidence The Key To Success For Female Entrepreneurs?

Anjali Varma | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Anjali Varma

When interviewing successful female entrepreneurs I often ask the question "what are the secrets to your success" and "what are the must-haves for successful entrepreneurs". Diane von Furstenberg, Stella&Dot founder Jessica Herrin, Tory Burch and several others have indicated that confidence is one trait that is critical to success.

The Eastern European Women in the Race to Lead the UN

Ernesta Redi | Posted 06.23.2015 | World
Ernesta Redi

The current Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has lent his own authority to calls for a woman to take the top job. The General Assembly has over many years repeatedly raised the issue of gender equality in the selection process

Women in the Workplace: The One Thing Companies Can Do to Retain Female Employees (And it Doesn't Cost a Dime!)

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

When it comes to Work-Life balance, few topics are more divisive among employees and management than the issue of workplace flexibility, especially if you are a Mom (or Dad) trying to juggle the pressures of parenting and want to move up the ranks to an Executive.

Women in the Workplace: 10 Things Fathers of Daughters Can Do to Advocate For Women

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

We can talk about the business case, strategies and talent initiatives and even tying compensation to gender goals, but without a personal connection men will never feel the true need to be committed.

Letter to My Former Self... to That Up-and-Coming Female Leader

Monika Szamko | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Monika Szamko

Yes, I get it. And I'm sorry that you won't have a chance to kiss your kid or your boyfriend or your dog good night tonight. But I can tell you that it will get better. It did for me, and since I'm your future self it will get better for you as well.

City Official Who Planned Sexist Training Resigns

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

A city official in Austin, Texas, responsible for organizing a training for city employees to learn how to work with women has resigned. Assistant ...

A City Manager Thought His Staff Needed Training To Deal With Women

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

The city manager of Austin, Texas, apparently believes having more women in leadership poses unique challenges -- enough to require holding a training...

Women's Leadership Networks Have a Multiplier Effect For Global Benefit

Elizabeth H. Bradley | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Elizabeth H. Bradley

In the end, achieving marked improvement in the quantity, authority and effectiveness of women in leadership will require concerted efforts by both men and women

Kerry Robinson: The Church Deserves Women in Leadership

Jennifer Labbadia | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion
Jennifer Labbadia

The question of women's leadership has long been a contentious issue in the Catholic Church. While Francis has changed the tone of the Church through his messages and actions, when it comes to women, many people agree: Pope Francis isn't perfect.

Championing Women's Equality: Why It Can't Wait

Rick Goings | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Rick Goings

Business cannot reach its full potential if we do not advocate to unleash the power of women and strive as male leaders to open doors for women to enter into positions of power.

Male Business Leaders Need to Support Women's Empowerment

Elizabeth Broderick | Posted 05.25.2015 | Impact
Elizabeth Broderick

The Women's Empowerment Principles, a joint initiative of the UN Global Compact and UN Women, are premised on the fact that women's full participation in economic life is essential to build strong economies and establish more stable and just societies.

8 Ways To Emulate Female Trailblazers

Kim S. Keating | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
Kim S. Keating

In honor of this month -- and all women and girls who strive to make their mark at school, at work or on an even bigger stage -- I want to share some inspiration and guidance I've gleaned from the women I admire.

Top of the Food Chain: How Women Are Helping Each Other Lead the Food and Farming Sector

Kathleen Frith | Posted 05.09.2015 | Green
Kathleen Frith

The fact that men, almost without exception, led the environmental movement came somewhat as a surprise to me. I had formed the false assumption that conservation work was one area that naturally offered more equitable women leadership. It still doesn't.

Business Leaders: It's Time to Invest in Women

Rick Goings | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Rick Goings

As I have traveled the globe, I have had the opportunity to see this fundamental principle in action. There is no question in my mind -- women's empowerment is the best investment that a business can make.

From Individual Leadership to Collective Action

Betsy Hall McKinney | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Betsy Hall McKinney

Often, our most important mentors are the people whose work goes unnoticed by many and might only affect a few.

Let's Make 2015 the Year of the Whole Child

Becky Pringle | Posted 03.23.2015 | Education
Becky Pringle

We need to provide paths for educators to become leaders outside their classrooms in order to make sure schools and communities are meeting the needs of the whole child.

What's the Forecast for Women Entrepreneurs in 2015?

Penina Rybak | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Penina Rybak

This past year has been a banner year for bootstrapping women in entrepreneurship. We have stormed the proverbial glass ceiling, and written about it all over the exponentially growing blogosphere.

Will Female Leaders Make a Better World?

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Building emotionally intelligent teams and organizations will be imperative in order to engage people and ensure that we both do the right thing, and do it in the right way. If people are not engaged at work, how are we then going to build the necessary momentum and energy to move forward?

Tapping the Potential of Boardroom Diversity

Debra Walton | Posted 02.09.2015 | Women
Debra Walton

Diversity of gender brings a diversity of thought. Getting more women involved reduces groupthink, unlocks fresh perspectives and fosters innovation and organizational creativity -- ultimately emulating a diverse customer base.

Where Are the Women in the Corridors of Power?

Silvana Koch-Mehrin | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
Silvana Koch-Mehrin

Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile, rightly stated: "When one woman is a leader, it changes her. When more women are leaders, it changes politics and policies."

Is Your Imagination Undermining Your Success?

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

As leaders, imagination is a vital tool. Often the organizational visions we paint originate right from of our imagination. As Albert Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Mothers Don't Tell Your Daughters You Can't Factor

Ellevate | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents

So fathers and mothers need to make a concerted effort to shed their biases. But what is a mother who doesn't feel prepared to help her children with math to do?

Love Women? Prove It!

Ellevate | Posted 12.13.2014 | Women

Women are one of the biggest ongoing business news stories of the year. And they continue being a story because, for all the confetti and marching bands, women still comprise a sliver of top leaders in nearly every industry.

CEOs for Women's Empowerment: Why It's Time for Action

Rick Goings | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Rick Goings

In today's global business climate, women continue to strive to breakthrough barriers that keep them from achieving their professional potential -- their male counterparts need to step up to the plate to help them get there.

Here's How African Nations Are Making Progress With Democracy, Human Rights, More

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.07.2014 | Impact

In an unprecedented move this week, President Obama played host to nearly 50 leaders from Africa -- a continent which is home to six of the 10 fastes...