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Womens Leadership

How Women Can Learn to Stand in Their Power -- and How Men and Companies Can Help Them

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

I think it's high time that we move beyond belaboring the challenges, and instead focus on real solutions that can help free women from this pervasive double standard in Corporate America.

Being Comfortable With Fear

Chantal Pierrat | Posted 09.29.2014 | Women
Chantal Pierrat

Tami Simon, Founder and CEO of Sounds True, shares her daily experience with fear and her advice on how fear can strengthen the emerging process in this excerpt from our Grace&Fire podcast.

Loving Leadership: Does Our Definition Do Us a Disservice?

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

My last blog considered how it's likely that a leader who has inspired us did so because of their loving, but that our beliefs and conditioning may get in the way of our being more loving in our leadership.

Loving, the Key for Wise Leaders

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

There seem to be two primary blocks to engaging in loving leadership within our organizations. The first has to do with our beliefs and the second is based on our limited or limiting definitions.

You Probably Didn't Know How Badass American Women Were During WWII

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.11.2014 | Women

This month marked the 69th anniversary of the Japanese surrender that formally ended World War II. Those six years of fighting saw approximately 16 mi...

A Five-Step Action Plan for Women to Land a Board Seat

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 09.04.2014 | Women
Rebecca Shambaugh

Many women miss the boat because they don't understand the steps to take early in their careers to best position themselves for board membership. Here are five practical steps you can start taking today to increase your future chances of getting on a public company board...

Next Generation Philanthropy: A Conversation With Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Bobbi Silten | Posted 09.04.2014 | Impact
Bobbi Silten

Laura is a social entrepreneur, author, philanthropist and educator who has been sharing her philosophy about strategic philanthropy with students at Stanford for more than a decade. As a regular guest lecturer for her class, I've watched the course evolve.

Seven Steps To Manage Your Fear Of Public Speaking

Suzannah Baum | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Suzannah Baum

Have you ever avoided a career or business opportunity because it required you to speak in public? Did you ever have a great idea you wanted to share in a group setting but didn't because of your fear of speaking in front of a group of people?

Why Aren't More Women Landing Board Seats?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Whatever the primary reason behind the disturbing gap, there are concrete ways that women can better prepare themselves for board membership to overcome both of these perceived obstacles.

The Power of Coming Back to Joy and How it Can Help You at Work

Marina Illich, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Marina Illich, Ph.D.

Let's remind ourselves of a simple fact: Joy is our birthright. Joy is not an externality. It's not something we can afford to dip into when time or bandwidth permit. It is a cornerstone of our power as influencers, visionaries and creative agents of change.

How to Stop Fearing Leadership and Own Your Greatness

Joselyn DiPetta | Posted 09.24.2014 | 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 09.19.2014 | 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 09.11.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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 08.11.2014 | 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?