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Female Leadership

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.

Sheryl Sandberg With Marlo Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

I was so excited to meet with Facebook COO and author Sheryl Sandberg this week on Mondays With Marlo. As you may know, Sheryl has just released a boo...

Why 'Leaning In' Beats Wrapping Up

Donna Highfill | Posted 05.15.2013 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I've been in meetings where women have had more knowledge on a particular topic than the men, yet failed to make their point because they kept raising their hands for permission to speak. I've listened to female executives start sentences with, "I know this probably isn't a great point, but..."

Empowering Muslim Women, One Treadmill at a Time

Student Reporter | Posted 05.15.2013 | Impact
Student Reporter

Caught between a Western feminism that preaches male and female equality, both in the workplace and at the home, and the traditions that govern the duties of daughters, mothers, and wives, Turkish women face an identity crisis.

Top Women in the U.S. Has Reached 20% Mark, Should We Celebrate?

Carol Evans | Posted 04.15.2013 | Women
Carol Evans

I celebrate the progress we've made. I honor the 20 percent. But I don't want us to get complacent and bright-eyed with 20 percent. I want us to demand power sharing from the guys. Let's get our fair share of the money, the top jobs, the board seats, the positions of influence--and the power.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor's Beloved World and Advice for Women Today

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 04.14.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Sotomayor had two kernels of advice for us: "You have to be courageous in all that you do. You have to know when there's a time to fight." In other words, pick your moments and do it well.

I Work Harder For Male Spin Teachers

Christie O. Tate | Posted 04.02.2013 | Women
Christie O. Tate

I consider myself well-educated and self-aware. I wrote a Master's thesis on issues in Women's Studies and kept my maiden name. I assumed I was one of the last people who would unconsciously work harder for a man than a woman.

Stella and Chewy's Founder and President on Making the Jump from Fashion to Pet Food

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 03.23.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Marie Moody, Founder and President of Stella & Chewy's, a multi-million dollar pet food company, reflected on her company's history as we were sitting in a café in New York City.

Mommy CEO: What My Three-Year-Old Has Taught Me About Leadership

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

Three years ago, I gave birth to my daughter. My first two thoughts were (1) I love her more than anything in the world, and (2) What will this mean for my career? Now, three years into motherhood, what I have learned is that being a mom offers me a whole new perspective on business.

Helping Women Leaders Around the Globe Reach Their Full Potential

Julie Fasone Holder | Posted 02.09.2013 | Impact
Julie Fasone Holder

My time in India reaffirmed my understanding that all around the world there is a momentum among women that is undeniable. However, women have to remember that we can and should reach out to each other for guidance and support -- and, in turn, help others whenever we can.

The Boardroom Series: You're on the Board... Now What?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

The bottom line is this: Stretching yourself too thin will not allow you to put your best foot forward and splitting your time between too many boards can prove to be very challenging (even for the most experienced board members).

The Boardroom Series: What's Holding Women Back From Getting on the Board?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Women may be chipping away at the glass ceiling, but when it comes to elbowing our way into the boardroom, progress is painfully slow.

SugarSync CEO: Stereotypes Are a Problem -- Women Need to Raise Their Hands More

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 12.25.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

SugarSync CEO Laura Yecies doesn't buy into the notion of generalizations or stereotypes. But what, then, is holding women back from attaining CEO positions?

WATCH: Fearless Leadership Styles

Posted 05.03.2013 | Healthy Living

In this exclusive AOL video, 1984 Paralympic medalist Bonnie St. John and her daughter, Darcy Deane, reveal how they got the idea to write the book th...

The Next Steve Jobs...

Lindsey Mask | Posted 09.20.2012 | Business
Lindsey Mask

Why is it that every time I thought about who the next Steve Jobs would be, I pictured a man? Perhaps the real battle is within all of us, men and women. There is an underlying psychology at play, even if by accident, whereby we don't think to picture a woman in these roles.

Would You Drop Everything to Pursue Your Dream Career?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Tena Clark had it all: a house on a golf course, a BMW and a fancy job at Sunburst Productions, a company that she founded which grew to become one of the largest booking agencies in the south. But she left it all and headed to Nashville to pursue her dreams.

Do You March to the Beat of Your Own Drum? Female CEO Tena Clark Does...

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 10.14.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Tena's passion, drive, creativity, chutzpah and refusal to buy in to popular notions of what women can -- and "cannot" -- do helped shape her life from Mississippi farm girl to CEO and founder of DMI Music & Media Solutions.

Focus on Mayer's Leadership -- Not Her Baby Bump

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

With last week's announcement of new Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, the balance tips in executive women's favor as another power female takes the reins in Silicon Valley.

Advocate For Female Workers Dies At 84

The New York Times | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women

Joyce D. Miller, an influential advocate for women who believed that equality for them in the workplace could be best achieved through labor unions, a...