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Womens Leadership

How to Become President Without a Penis

BJ Gallagher | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

Whatever the outcome of Hillary's run for the presidency, American women and girls would do well to watch and learn from her. She's a living, breathing case study of the perils and possibilities of being a woman leader.

Angelina Jolie Pitt Empowers Women to Make Health Decisions

Samantha Golkin | Posted 04.08.2015 | Women
Samantha Golkin

These stories have done more than just educate and inspire women to take their lives into their own hands; they have been the catalyst that has ignited and continues to ignite social and governmental change.

Find Your Hidden Strength in the Overlooked Middle

Thuy Sindell | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
Thuy Sindell

In the context of the workplace, companies pay attention to the top performers and give them a multitude of perks to attract them to stay and perform even better. I often ask the leaders who say they need to spend 80 percent of their time with their top 20 percent performers -- why do this?

Christian Women: Gifted to Lead

Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon | Posted 03.25.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon

Even among those who support women in ministry, there can be a blind spot when it comes to understanding the long history and entrenched views about women in positions of leadership and influence, particularly in the church.

20 Traits of the Resilient Female Leader

Dr. Deana Murphy | Posted 03.19.2015 | Women
Dr. Deana Murphy

Today's female leader has resilience under her control. Challenges can be easiest handled by taking the time to observe the experience. By learning how to listen to your thoughts and discerning your resilient voice above dire expressions, you can lead effectively through the havoc life sometimes brings.

Should US Follow Europe's Lead for Gender Quotas on Boards?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

I believe that U.S. organizations have a choice to get it right, which does not mean putting women in a room and trying to "fix" them. That solution has not worked for over two decades, and has kept women's representation on boards and in senior leadership positions too low for too long.

How to Create Supportive, Healthy and Compassionate Relationships in Business

Alissa Grainger | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business
Alissa Grainger

As we have built our team it has been very important to me to provide a nurturing and compassionate environment. I have experienced exactly how powerful and transformative someone's support and guidance can be.

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 04.18.2015 | 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 04.11.2015 | 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 04.05.2015 | 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 03.30.2015 | 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 03.19.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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 03.09.2015 | 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."