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Womens Leadership

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

Lisa Arie | Posted 04.15.2014 | 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 04.03.2014 | 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 04.02.2014 | 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 04.02.2014 | 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 04.02.2014 | 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 04.01.2014 | 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 03.28.2014 | 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 03.19.2014 | 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.

Women's History Month, Luan Cox, Crowd Finance and the Future

Cliff Schecter | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Cliff Schecter

During a month when we celebrate the historical achievements of women, only a few days after International Women's Day, after a year in which we've wa...

Developing Leadership Within the Academy: Mystery and Misunderstanding

Karen Gross | Posted 03.10.2014 | College
Karen Gross

Leaders matter and training new leaders in higher education is an obligation those of us presently leading should take seriously. What follows are a few of the questions from UNLV and my written responses, reflective of what I answered "live."

The 6 Types of Friends Who Make Us Our Best

Nina Vasan | Posted 03.10.2014 | Women
Nina Vasan

Our girlfriends are the family we choose -- they are our support system, sharing everything from breakups to breakthroughs. Whether they are inspiring us, coaching us or cheering us on, our girlfriends use their words and actions to bring out the very best in us.

She Went Into Battle: Female Soldiers in the U.S. Military

Erin Lindsay McCabe | Posted 02.25.2014 | Women
Erin Lindsay McCabe

What I really want is for women to be part of the story from the outset, and for the world to know that they've been there all along. It's been a long time coming, for women to openly serve, but it's also part of a deep-seated tradition in this country.

Want to Fight Sexual Violence? Look to the Labor Movement

Sheerine Alemzadeh | Posted 04.23.2014 | Chicago
Sheerine Alemzadeh

As an anti-rape activist, I propose taking a look at our sisters in the labor movement and learning by example to build our constituencies and gain momentum on difficult and long-ignored workplace violence issues.

Gaining Confidence to Be Heard - Always Ask a Question (Part 2)

Karen Hough | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

Speak up and ask a question, even if you're terrified. You can do it, and something great will come from it.

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.

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...

Appointing an Equal Number of Women

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Lynn Yeakel

Now with Gov. Chafee declining to seek reelection, the spotlight will be on Rhode Island to seek if the next governor will continue the momentum of making gender-balanced appointments. Why is gender balance important?

The Men Behind the Olympic Curtain

Martha Burk | Posted 04.07.2014 | Sports
Martha Burk

While women have indeed come a long way in the Olympics since they were first allowed to compete in 1900, at times it's been a tough fight.

4 New Year's Tips For College Students In 2014

Helen Drinan | Posted 04.07.2014 | College
Helen Drinan

In the spirit of new beginnings during this traditional time of reflection, I'd like to offer four tips for college students in 2014.

Always Ask a Question: The Importance of Speaking Up

Karen Hough | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

Would you believe I've had personal conversations with such luminaries as Jane Fonda, Gwen Ifill, Jeremy Irons and Suze Orman? That's right -- tiny, intimate conversations. All because I got up at a microphone and asked a question.

Lack of Women at Davos Reflects the Gender Gap in Global Leadership

Christine Horansky | Posted 04.02.2014 | World
Christine Horansky

Yes, we need more women in Davos. But the bigger picture in gender equality is that we need more women in every facet of public leadership, from corporate boardrooms to the halls of parliament to the airwaves of mass media.

On Mentoring

Alyse Nelson | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Alyse Nelson

I think one of the myths about mentoring is that it's about a person standing in front of you, holding your hand and guiding the way. In reality, I believe it's about the person who's ready to stand behind you, who believes in your vision and is ready to help you move forward.

Women Have Always Led From 'Why' But Not Always Rewarded For It

Gloria Feldt | Posted 12.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Gloria Feldt

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgSince women have known and done this all along, their winning strategy is not to try to be more like men, but to be authentically themselves. They just need to do a better job of telling the world what they are doing and, well, why.

The Fuss Over Women Bosses

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Colleen DeBaise

While most Americans aren't clamoring for a female boss, the CWB research suggests a reason why people should: Women bosses help a company boost its bottom line.