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Womens Leadership

How to Speak Up for Yourself

Erin Donley | Posted 03.05.2015 | Women
Erin Donley

I've made it my mission to seek out opinionated, strong, and intelligent women who are willing to honestly discuss their struggles in gaining respect and understanding with their words.

Change Your Story, Change Your Life

Ayla Schlosser | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Ayla Schlosser

Brandon Stanton, a photographer and creator of Humans of New York, set out in 2010 to document the lives of New Yorkers -- but his interactions with the strangers he photographs doesn't always end with a click of the camera.

12 Things That Successful People Actually Do

Gabriela Mueller Mendoza | Posted 02.27.2015 | Good News
Gabriela Mueller Mendoza

Think about the most successful persons in your own professional field. What are the things they normally do on daily bases that propel their success?

Strategies to Build a More Inclusive Workplace Culture

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 02.27.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

In my last post, I shared reasons why it's important that inclusive cultures become the norm rather than the exception, both in corporations and the w...

Voting Pink: How the Female Economy Can Change the World

Monique Svazlian, CPCC | Posted 02.19.2015 | Impact
Monique Svazlian, CPCC

Since the feminist movement began, the power and position of women has changed drastically. Today, women not only make up 51 percent of the population, they also influence 85 percent of all consumer spending in the U.S.

Jill Abramson on Women, Leadership and Authenticity

Tabby Biddle | Posted 02.17.2015 | Media
Tabby Biddle

"I have always felt, for better or worse in my own working life, that at a certain level you are who you are, and the only way to do your best work is to be true to yourself," said Jill in a phone interview with me last month.

Fierce Grace -- Women on the Move

Lisa Marie Jenkins | Posted 02.13.2015 | Women
Lisa Marie Jenkins

It is time to move to higher frequencies and thought. The divine feminine is way more than a spiritual concept and it is happening at every level of societies and around the globe today.

Program Instills Leadership In Teenage Girls In Myanmar, Where Their Opinions Are Often Unheard

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.13.2015 | Good News

An organization is inspiring girls to dream big and challenge traditional gender roles. In Myanmar, the Girl Determined organization holds weekly ...

Lead 'Like a Girl': Make 2015 the Year of Female Empowerment

Lorie Burch | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Lorie Burch

When one woman succeeds, we all succeed. I have seen it. So take action today, whatever it may be, because when you empower others, you empower yourself... you change lives, including your own. And that's how you change the world. It's up to us, ladies. We can do it... together!

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."

Unsung Heroine: Dr. Gloria Herndon

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

After more than forty-five years as a public servant and entrepreneur, Dr. Gloria Herndon has lived a notable life worthy of appreciation. Dr. Herndon was born to a father whose own parents were a sharecropper and a midwife.

The 'Somebody' Syndrome: Are We Milestone Biased?

Kat Cowley | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Kat Cowley

This isn't about hurtful comment vindication. Upsetting comments and their narrators will come and go -- what it is about a collective cultural tolerance.

Five Resolutions for Women in 2015

Barbara Lee | Posted 01.07.2015 | Impact
Barbara Lee

Let's take the traditional resolutions that focus on the personal (and often, the physical) and translate them into goals that go beyond self-improvement to create lasting change for ourselves, other women, and the world.

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.

Burnout's Silver Lining

Anne Omland | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Omland

Had it not been for a move across the globe, I may not have made the changes that saved me from being consumed by my job and unhealthy lifestyle. Many of us need a slap upside the head in order to change. Otherwise we'd keep pushing forward in a steady state of burnout.

5 Notable Women On The True Importance Of Feminism

Jill Di Donato | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
Jill Di Donato

Feminism has become the word du jour. But what's its message? Its goals? Why is it so divisive?

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.

The Endless Quest for Perfection

Jane Shure | Posted 01.18.2015 | Women
Jane Shure

Debora Spar, President of Barnard College and the first tenured woman professor at Harvard Business School, is the mother of three children and knows what it's like to constantly be pulled in different directions. Spar reveals the "underside of what it means to juggle all the time."

Women Leaders Talk Personal: How to Be a True Philanthropist

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Cristina M. Regalado

Becoming a true philanthropist is a journey of self-discovery. It is also an invitation to take part in social transformation - when individuals and communities are changed for the better. The act of giving touches both the giver and the recipient; each one is changed as a consequence.

The Missing Link: Moving Beyond First-Level Solutions to Women's Leadership

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

It has been a hectic but exciting fall packed with travel and speaking engagements at executive forums and conferences nationwide. At these events, I'...

Missing the Warning Signs of Career Derailment?

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

Failure to create and sustain effective interpersonal relationships (social intelligence) with others is often the driver of executive derailment. Personality clashes with subordinates or other executives and an inability to adapt can drive a wedge between colleagues in a team environment.

Waiting for the Bat Signal: The Passing of a Parenting Legend

Elizabeth Broadbent | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Broadbent

Not a week passes that a breastfeeding mother is asked to cover up, take it to the bathroom, or leave a store entirely. But La Leche League is still normalizing nursing, still supporting breastfeeding rights

Design for Everyday: Women and the Redesign of Business

Lynda Decker | Posted 12.27.2014 | Technology
Lynda Decker

"I hate math." Reshema Saujani wants to eliminate that phrase from the contemporary teenage girl's lexicon. And judging from the response of the audience, she's going to succeed.

Learning About Effective Leadership by Rappelling Waterfalls

Laura Berger | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

In executive coaching, I have clients hurtling themselves toward a goal. They want to get "there" no matter what. Then there are the adrenaline junkies who enjoy the risk of chaos, taking pride in not needing methods and plans.

Winning the CEO Succession Horse Race

Jeffrey M Cohn | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Jeffrey M Cohn

At some point, virtually every ambitious executive asks this question. According to a recent global study a remarkable 87% of managers aspire to the corner office. But it's not just whether you think you deserve the top job, it's whether your board of directors thinks you deserve it.