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Female Leadership

What I Learned in My First Year as a Female Startup CEO

Yunha Kim | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Yunha Kim

If you are aggressive, you are a bitch. If you are emotional, you are PMSing. If you are soft, you are too feminine. Whatever way someone finds you, they can always justify it is because you are female.

We're Minding the Gap, But How Do We Close It?

Donna P. Hall | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Donna P. Hall

White males are only 32 percent of the population, but somehow hold almost 80 percent of the seats in Congress. Millionaires are just 4 percent of the American population, but represent more than half of Congress. This disconnect is too great to be ignored.

A New Definition Of Leadership

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 03.21.2014 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

To raise up a generation of leaders, we cannot continue defining leadership solely from a traditionally male perspective. We need to embrace a new definition of leadership that combines the best of all possible worlds.

You Can Call Me Bossy

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 03.17.2014 | Women
Rachel Levy Lesser

I've been called bossy before and I am sure I will be called bossy again. I actually take it as a compliment.

Eleven Theorems on Leadership

Elizabeth Filippouli | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Filippouli

Our world needs inspiring leaders who will communicate openly to achieve engagement and create ecosystems of trust for progress and development.

5 Areas That Will Continue to Challenge Entrepreneurs in 2014

Kari Warberg Block | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business
Kari Warberg Block

Speaking from experience, being an entrepreneur is a huge responsibility.

Women on Boards: Beyond Gender to Leadership

John Gerzema | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women
John Gerzema

In an open, social and interdependent economy, the skills and competencies required for leading are changing. In other words, this is more about leadership style -- the skills and competencies that corporate America rewards -- as opposed to gender.

Entrepreneurial Advice From Stay-at-Home Mom Turned Millionaire

Ximena N. Beltran | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Ximena N. Beltran

Not even Alli Webb, creator of Drybar, the blowout-only hair salon, imagined her hobby would grow from a mobile business to more than 30 locations across the U.S.

Americans Prefer Male Bosses (Fun Fact: Women Are Better Managers)

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business

Even though the evidence is piling up that women tend to be better managers, a larger share of Americans continue to say they'd rather be managed by m...

Women Can Be the Leaders of the Future

Vicki Donlan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Vicki Donlan

The question is, do we really want the next generation to follow and not lead? As a woman in business, I believe women in AMERICA are ready to lead! But, we have to be willing to risk changing the status quo.

Find Your Own Strength: 6 Tips for Women Leaders

Omega Institute | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Omega Institute

When we are riding the waves of life and feel especially tossed and turned by its storms, Elizabeth Lesser beckons us to drop anchor and root firmly in our emotional center of kindness, compassion and interconnectedness.

Janice L. Marturano: Leadership Burnout: A Simple Way to Re-engage

Janice L. Marturano | Posted 11.29.2013 | Business
Janice L. Marturano

Is there a simple way to begin to support leadership development and cultivate the ability to lead with excellence? Happily, there is.

The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations for Girls

Lori Day | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents
Lori Day

Here's the thing about girls, and all children, actually: They see no limits to their potential until adults point them out.

Hillary Clinton Challenges Women, Admits More Female Leaders Won't Be Enough

The Huffington Post | Katie Burkhart | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed over 50 female leaders at Bryn Mawr College on Tuesday, encouraging women to "step up and put the...

Barbara Ross Miller: Finding My Inspiration

Barbara Ross Miller | Posted 09.09.2013 | Women
Barbara Ross Miller

I've found my inspiration in other women. Some of them have passed through and others have become a part of my life, either professionally or personally.

Does This Get Women Into The C-Suite?

Posted 06.19.2013 | Women

Are girls who play team sports more likely to end up in C-suite positions? Apparently so. This week, accounting firm Ernst & Young released the...

The 'Feminine' Traits Leaders Should Embrace

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.06.2013 | Women

What makes a good leader? According to a story in the June 2013 issue of Inc. magazine, it's not about being dominant or assertive. Instead, other ...

Vision: How Do Women Leaders Communicate It?

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Common wisdom holds that any good leader must be a visionary: without vision, a company won't know where it is going or how to get there.

Want to Grow Your Business? Give Back.

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Sadly, corporate philanthropy is a controversial issue (of all the issues we have to debate). But the reality is, money makes the world go round, and as the theory goes, if corporations have "extra" lying around, it should be reinvested or paid out as dividends to shareholders.

How to Develop Women As Leaders

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 06.15.2013 | Women
Ekaterina Walter

The making of women leaders is a collaborative process, where future leaders need to embrace the lessons learned by those who forged a path before them.

The Question We Should Be Asking When It Comes To Female Leadership

Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.12.2013 | Women
Nina Bahadur

I don't buy into a "biological difference" that cannot be scientifically proven. But how could I reconcile my perspective with the mounds of research indicating that women do in fact lead differently?

Supreme Court Hearings Show Power of Women's Leadership

Donna P. Hall | Posted 06.05.2013 | Women
Donna P. Hall

From Fox to CNN to NPR to "The Colbert Report," media coverage of the hearings highlighted the incisive questioning of Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan

CEO Series: Female Tech Executive Talks About Her Rise to the Top

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

"You've got to develop the courage of your convictions. I think you have to be willing to take some risks and some gambles, and to maybe take an unpopular position because you really think it's the right thing to do. I'm very willing to have open, frank conversations that other people just aren't willing to have. "

Enough About 'Leaning In'

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 10.24.2013 | Women
Tiziana Dearing

It feels like the real point has been hovering a good thousand feet above the conversation. I believed the goal of the women's movement was to achieve true self-determination -- a society in which a woman can be whatever she wants to be.

Floating Health Care: Runa Khan has a Simple Solution to Bangladeshi Development

Student Reporter | Posted 05.22.2013 | Impact
Student Reporter

When Runa Khan first began work, most partners told her that the idea of floating hospitals was too innovative, if not outlandish.