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A Vote for Hillary Is a Vote for Hope -- New Hampshire Voters Miss the Mark

Rana Florida | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Rana Florida

It's 2016, and while England, Germany, Denmark, Chile, Argentina, India and even Pakistan have elected women heads of state, we still haven't even nominated a woman for our highest office. With Hillary Clinton, we have a female candidate who not only has a stronger resume than that of any of her rivals in either party, but who is firmly committed ensuring equal pay for women, and who has been uniquely outspoken on the impact that women have on the economy.

Fighting Through the Storm: Getting Women to the Table

Helen Drinan | Posted 02.05.2016 | Women
Helen Drinan

Women U.S. Senators and the women who help run this governing branch made headlines recently for a seemingly mundane task: they came to work after a blizzard dumped more than two feet of snow on the nation's capital.

Failure is Not a Four-Letter Word

Catherine Tinsley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Catherine Tinsley

Figuring out systematic ways to dis-empower failure begins with recognizing that failure is a normal part of the human experience and a normal part of any organizational experience.

Women-Led Businesses Are Growing But We're Leaving Too Much Money on The Table!

Yasmin Vorajee | Posted 01.29.2016 | Women
Yasmin Vorajee

You may not want to run a massive company. For many, the desire is to create something of value, that fits in with the lifestyle you desire and for many of us, this is based around our children.

The Leader as Global Citizen

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 01.27.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

The Honorable LaJune Lange exemplifies the qualities of a global citizen and leader in her daily life. Judge Lange is on a mission to make justice a lived reality across the globe.

How Time and Talent Affect Women and Men Differently

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

While we can't change gender-related attributes and would not necessarily want to, we can as individuals and organizations become more aware of the time consequences of these gender-based differences.

The Values Revolution: Embedding Empathy in the New Economy

Ai-jen Poo | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Ai-jen Poo

We have an opportunity right now to make sure the digital revolution is supported by a long-overdue revolution in values -- one that embeds empathy and equity more centrally in how we imagine progress and success.

Making Your Body a Place You Want to Live  --  And From Which You Want to Lead

Heather Furby | Posted 01.18.2016 | Business
Heather Furby

There comes and goes a variety of hype around "embodiment" and "embodied leadership" but even as someone who has been in the field for 20 years, a lot of it seems fluffy.

The 5 Pillars to Feminine Leadership

Luna Love | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Luna Love

Feminine Leadership is a way to lead us towards Full Spectrum Leadership where we are equally balanced in the highest qualities of both the masculine and feminine as we work together.

If Princess Leia Were a Mom...

Melinda Pajak | Posted 12.11.2015 | Entertainment
Melinda Pajak

This is exactly what mothering is--being strong and vulnerable at the same time. When you have kids, it is as if your heart is walking around outside of your body. It's more than wearing your heart on your sleeve.

How Can We Do Better for Women's Leadership in 2016?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

As a company leader, as we enter the New Year, ask yourself, "What can we do better for women's leadership in 2016?"

Where Are All the Women Speakers (at TEDx)?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 12.10.2015 | Women
Tabby Biddle

With women outnumbering men in earning undergraduate and graduate degrees, women outnumbering men in holding professional-level jobs, and a frontrunner female candidate for the President of the United States, we tend to think we are moving forward when it comes to gender equality. But are we really?

Elizabeth Gilbert: Most in Show

Omega Institute | Posted 12.08.2015 | Arts
Omega Institute

Elizabeth Gilbert, the best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, The Signature of All Things, and Big Magic, explains her relationship to imagination an...

Top Three Signs You are Managing a Reluctant Leader

Thuy Sindell | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Thuy Sindell

It's not surprising to notice that some people you work with never step up to fully embrace their leadership role. It's not that these individuals are not productive employees; they just never seem to go the extra mile. We call these individuals "reluctant leaders."

Why Women Are Dominating Thought-Leadership Across All Fields

Erin McKelle | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Erin McKelle

When you envision a thought-leader, what first comes to mind? For me personally, I get a mental image of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg giving a speech ...

Advance Women in the Workforce By Teaching Them to Lead

Sue Townsen | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Sue Townsen

Women leaders have taken corporations and other organizations to new heights, yet women represent too small a percentage of leaders overall. This implored us to ask: what challenges do ambitious women in the workplace often face and how do we move more women forward into leadership roles?

A Surprising Secret to More Satisfaction

Terrie Upshur-Lupberger | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Terrie Upshur-Lupberger

What's the secret to better results and more satisfaction in your life? It's simple. It's very hard to do, but it's simple. Less judgment. More questions.

Does Amnesty International's Sex Work Resolution Support "Gender Apartheid?"

Katherine Koster | Posted 11.10.2015 | World
Katherine Koster

Addressing inequality, a complex web of intersecting oppression and societal discomfort with the inclusion of people who engage in commercial sex is harder than blaming the sex trade for the exploitation and marginalization of women.

Our Love/Hate Relationship With Hillary Clinton Will Never End

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

No American politician who has run for president has survived the media and voter hostility that Hillary Rodham Clinton has. She is clearly in a category all her own. But as voters, there are four Hillary groups Americans fall into -- lovers, haters, those who hate to love her and those who love to hate her.

The Cupcake Stigma and Respect for Women Entrepreneurs

Joanna L. Krotz | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Joanna L. Krotz

Cultural biases and conventions simply don't put "woman" and "entrepreneur" in the same space. The archetype remains tethered to the hunter male, a relentless warrior who vanquishes any and all unbelievers. Women continue to be seen by funders, and really the public at large, as newbies or juniors-in-training.

Why More Girls Should Play Sports

Helen Drinan | Posted 10.23.2015 | Women
Helen Drinan

The push for gender equity has been long and hard. Many women, including myself, have endured challenges of subtle and not-so-subtle biases in the workplace. The next generation of women will face new and different obstacles, but the preparation girls and women receive from participating in competitive sports will enable many more of them to reach higher and to go further.

Aspiring Female Entrepreneurs: Never Say Never

Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke

The courage and resourcefulness of these girls and women help me put things in perspective. They remind me why I set out on my own entrepreneurial (ad)venture. They humble yet embolden me: "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it."

New Campaign Launches to Define 21st Century Feminism

Tabby Biddle | Posted 10.21.2015 | Women
Tabby Biddle

For a long time, I did not consider myself a feminist. In fact, for most of my life, I did not consider myself a feminist. This is embarrassing to admit, knowing what I know now. How could I have not been a feminist?

Acting on a Moment of Career Courage

Margaret Ruvoldt | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Margaret Ruvoldt

In preparing for a group mentoring session recently, I found myself reflecting on examples from my career that I could share with the group about courage. We had been discussing the importance of demonstrating leadership before you are given a title or responsibilities beyond the scope of what might be found in your job description.

Brené Brown and Elizabeth Gilbert Take the Stage Together at Emerging Women Live 2015

Chantal Pierrat | Posted 10.16.2015 | Women
Chantal Pierrat

If you're like us and absolutely adore both Brené Brown and Elizabeth Gilbert, you've probably seen their selfies with each other, their shout-outs to each other on social media and in the press, and maybe you've even been following them side-by-side the last few months as they journey together through their respective book tours.