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Women in Leadership

Why I Will Not #BanBossy

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels With all due respect to my idols, Sheryl, Beyoncé, and the other women of t...

It's Never Too Late to Learn to Lead -- Without Being 'Bossy'

BJ Gallagher | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
BJ Gallagher

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says that little girls should never be called "bossy." I disagree. Being called "bossy" has helped me become a better leader -- and a better human being as well.

Creating History: Self-Image and Women in Leadership

Verneda White | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Verneda White

This Women's History Month, with all the women I admire and the next generation, I hope to inspire in tow, I thank my mom for being a woman who leads, creates and stands, who embraces her bossy, and who understands that "well-behaved women rarely make history."

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.

Barb Moran-Goodrich Gets the Motors Running

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Even though she knew the business inside and out, she was told she wasn't fit for the top job -- just because she was a woman. The man who told her so? Dad himself.

Beauty May Be Skin Deep, But Criticism Is Not

Gail Becker | Posted 03.11.2014 | Women
Gail Becker

Question: WHY ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT HAIR? In today's world, shouldn't we be able to declare our healthy disagreement without reaching for the ceramic hair straightener?

Research: Online, the Message to Women Is Shut Up!

Caryl Rivers | Posted 02.27.2014 | Media
Caryl Rivers

While some dismiss this growing problem of online harassment as simply harmless male trolls spewing their venom, such abuse is driving women journalists off the web. Why the differential between threats to women and men? The answer lies in persistent stereotypes about women, power and speech.

On Being Weak

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

We're afraid that everyone will know we're an impostor, a fake and a weakling. But here's the thing: I am weak. And that's not something I need to be ashamed of. What is shameful is pretending I'm not.

10 Quotes That Will Make You a 'Hopeaholic'

Gail Becker | Posted 02.19.2014 | Women
Gail Becker

"I'm not a dreamer, I'm a 'hopeaholic.'" And with those words, the inimitable Gloria Steinem set the tone not just for the inaugural 2014 Makers Conference, but also for a moment in time filled with great progress... and promise.

Engaging Men Matters -- Let's Start Having the Smart Conversation!

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Recently I was asked to conduct a Fireside Chat with two male senior executives of a Fortune 500 company. These Fireside Chats are designed to bring m...

Women Are Getting the Job Done

Sen. Amy Klobuchar | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Sen. Amy Klobuchar

During a time when Congress is synonymous with gridlock and obstructionism, the women are showing we can move past the partisanship, roll up our sleeves and get things done. And we're not slowing down. Women aren't sitting back after they win an election. They're leaning in!

5 Things You Can Do to Boost Female Talent... Even If You're Not the CEO

Gail Becker | Posted 04.07.2014 | Women
Gail Becker

The good news is that you don't have to be a CEO to make a significant impact. Here are five things any of us can do at your workplace to help ensure women attain better representation in leadership roles.

What J. Gary Cooper and Miss Black Mobile Taught Me About Leadership

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 03.26.2014 | Black Voices
Trudy Bourgeois

Perhaps you, like me, find yourself reflecting. Take a minute to reflect. Take a minute to think back with me. Who has helped you, encouraged you, breathed life into your dreams? You have someone. We all do.

A 2014 To-Do List for Women Who Would Like to See More Women in Charge

Mary Hughes | Posted 03.09.2014 | Women
Mary Hughes

American women have been stuck holding 15 to 20% of the top jobs across all sectors for over a decade now: Tired of hearing that statistic? In 2014, do something about it.

One Place Where Little Progress Has Been Made For Women

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

While some major U.S. companies have made it a priority to advance women into leadership roles, a massive gender gap still remains when it comes to th...

Note From The Desk of The HBIC

Christina DeGuardi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Christina DeGuardi

Being in charge of a department or a group of people certainly presents its challenges but if you have been working your way there for some time and if you tend toward being a bit controlling, then getting to that leadership position can be incredibly rewarding.

Women's Advancement -- Male Allies Please

Helen Drinan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Helen Drinan

When will we, as a society, recognize that these are not merely women's issues, but broad cultural and economic issues? We will never reach our full potential as a country, if we do not use 100 percent of our talent. Men, we need your help to make this happen.

Women in Business: Q&A With Gayle Peterson, Co-Founder of Partners for Change

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

"I don't believe there is one issue facing women in the workplace, just as I do not believe there is one solution to advancing women in the workplace."

Are We Just a Bunch of Mean Girls?

Jan Sharry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jan Sharry

We all know the Madeline Albright quote about how there is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women. With this threat of a very painful and hot eternity, how can we as leaders become more supportive of other women?

Women in Leadership: A Question Without Borders

Gail Becker | Posted 11.24.2013 | Latino Voices
Gail Becker

"Gender diversity is gaining ground in Latin America, yet women in the region are still greatly underrepresented in top management -- even though they are more likely than men to say they want to advance their careers."

3 Ways You're Undermining Yourself At Work -- And How To Stop

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 11.23.2013 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

Our words are our opportunity to influence others and have impact. Thanks to technology, that opportunity is bigger than ever before, but we often do these "little" things that undermine our words -- "little" mistakes with big impact.

Women in Business: Q&A With Meg Roberts, President of Molly Maid

Laura Dunn | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Laura Dunn

Meg Roberts, 40, is the President of national cleaning franchise Molly Maid, who worked her way up to earn the top spot at a company that she grew up down the street from.

Vicki Donlan: America Needs Women to Lead

Vicki Donlan | Posted 10.26.2013 | Women
Vicki Donlan

The fact is money is not the answer. Women in business, working women, intuitively know this. The real answer is there needs to be more attention paid to the next generation.

Opting Back In: After the Choice Comes the Challenge!

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Whether you are feeling "stuck" in your current career and want to advance or you are trying to resume a career you left several years ago, here's my advice.

Do Powerful Women Have To Be Enemies?

Ellen Kellner | Posted 10.06.2013 | Women
Ellen Kellner

At the office, are women powerful because of their destructive power? Are we all nothing more than Disney villains? When I'm powerful, is it the result of being caustic? I hope not, but in hearing my colleagues pronouncement, "is it true?"