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Womens Leadership

How to Stop Fearing Leadership and Own Your Greatness

Joselyn DiPetta | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Joselyn DiPetta

What I see time and time again is that no matter how women leaders demonstrate their value, whether it be in the workplace, with our families or in our communities, we tend to diminish and undervalue our contributions.

Houston, We Have a Leadership Problem

Silvia Damiano | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Silvia Damiano

If companies want to make a real change, they can start by expanding their definition of leadership success to address the current built-in gender biases that subordinate the leadership competencies in which many women excel.

Not a Symbol, A Breakthrough: 30 Years Since Geraldine

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Today marks 30 years since Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman to join a major party's presidential ticket. When she joined Vice President Walter Mondale's presidential ticket in 1984, Geraldine Ferraro didn't just make history, she changed the political world for women.

The Surest Way to Make a Woman Angry at Work? Call Her This

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Cari E. Guittard

Experts in Gender Intelligence and those who have studied the differences between the male and female brain argue that women are just as rational when they are emotional.

Why Nonprofit CEOs MUST Embrace Social Media

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

If you want to take things up a notch, creating a social presence for your organization's CEO is the way to go.

5 Intercultural Issues That Can Make Life Easy for Entrepreneurs, Expats and VCs

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business
Cosmin Gheorghe

A few months ago I was asked by Alin Uhlmann, president of Tasuleasa Social, if I could help Romanian entrepreneurs learn how to present their ideas and accomplishments to international partners and investors. Inspired by my discussion with Mr. Uhlmann, I put together five essential issues that can be helpful in intercultural professional relationships.

Financial Literacy for Women: An Interview With Manisha Thakor

Omega Institute | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Omega Institute

In this interview with Omega, personal finance expert Manisha Thakor, founder of MoneyZen Wealth Management, talks about gender and finances, the cult...

Take a Deeper Dive -- An Examination of Executive Conscience

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

To understand why things are the way they are, you must delve deeper. You have to examine the mindsets and underlying issues within a corporate culture to find out what's behind the bottlenecks

The Three Hard Skills Women Aspiring to Leadership Need

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Cari E. Guittard

What if we put all of our collective women's leadership energy, resources and brain power into seriously preparing the next generation to master these core skill sets.

Female Leaders Are More Effective Than 'Macho' Ones

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 05.23.2014 | Women

Satisfaction with political leaders worldwide stands at 30 percent. Eighty percent of world's political leaders are men. Coincidence? A new survey...

How Compassion Can Unleash Third Metric Success For Women in Workplaces

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Michelle McQuaid

It's time for women to be valued for the bottom-line benefits that come from embracing their feminine traits of empathy, kindness, collaboration, openness and flexibility rather than repressing them in order to fit the required leadership mold.

Jill Abramson, Editor Fired From The New York Times, Was a Hawk in the Land of Penguins

BJ Gallagher | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
BJ Gallagher

When I learned of Jill Abramson's recent firing from The New York Times, it felt like my own story all over again. Jill went through the same thing at The New York Times that I had gone through at the LA Times. Where I had been a Peacock in the Land of Penguins, Jill was a Hawk in the Land of Penguins.

Do You Have Inner Gender Bias?

Suna Senman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Suna Senman

Your brain is processing many more thoughts than you are aware of. Getting beyond this cognitive bias requires taking a fresh look at yourself and the world. To dispel your own cognitive bias, objectively observe masculine and feminine qualities in their basic, organic state as the equinox.

Not Confident Enough? Reprogram Your Confidence Level

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

If you feel that you could be more confident, there's good news: you can make a choice to boost your level of confidence. In my last post, we discussed that having a certain degree of confidence can be one of several important factors in women's success.

3 Ways to Redefine Motherhood if We Want to Thrive

Maya Mathias | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Maya Mathias

With the family portrait of the female homemaker and the male breadwinner now a fading memory, what can we do to move our attitudes about motherhood into the 21st century?

10 Leadership Lessons I Learned From My Father

Laura Senior Garcia | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Laura Senior Garcia

Below I have summarized the 10 most memorable Leadership Lessons I Learned From My Father so far...

How to Be a Courageous Game Changer -- and How Queen Elizabeth Honored This Woman for Being One

Lisa Arie | Posted 06.15.2014 | Impact
Lisa Arie

One of the biggest problems right now is everyone is so busy and time poor. We need to create headspace and physical space to be able to have creative conversations.

Women Less Likely To Apply For 'Male-Sounding' Jobs

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Women

The separation of job listings by sex was made illegal in 1968. But are companies effectively alienating female applicants in how they write employmen...

Winning the Future for Women in Politics and Service

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

As a country, we are failing in our efforts to include women in national and local politics while subjecting politicians to insufferable forms of sexism

Can Immigrant Women Leaders THRIVE?

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Books
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Being passionate about the work ethic, as our cultural DNA prompts, should not prevent us from stopping and smelling the roses, and changing perception of our priorities to embrace thriving.

Nine Values That Could Define the Future of Women's Faith Leadership

Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson

What distinguishes today's 21st century women-led multi-faith movement for justice is the deliberate attention being paid to creating a new leadership model that is more inclusive.

If Hillary Asked You...

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

When you reach that intersection in your life where you need to make a major career choice, trust your heart, which is what I would tell Hillary to do...if she asked.

Ban the 'Ban Wagon'

Gail Federici | Posted 06.01.2014 | Women
Gail Federici

There are so many serious issues that face women today. There is a worldwide epidemic of abuse, trafficking, oppression on a grand scale. Being called "bossy," in my opinion, is not one of them.

Something to Celebrate

K. Sujata | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
K. Sujata

Women, both locally and all throughout the world, are becoming a powerful force in the philanthropic sector.

When Silence Stopped Being Golden

Karen Gross | Posted 05.19.2014 | Women
Karen Gross

Many women of my generation grew up learning to be quiet. We were told when we were young that children were meant to be seen, not heard. Then, with the start of the Vietnam War and the Women's Movement, we started to see the value of having a voice and having that voice heard.