12 results for tag: women as leaders


Lower Competitiveness Costs Women at Work

Highly trained women in the US workforce earn a fraction of what their male peers do. Part of the discrepancy may come down to differences in men's and women's tastes for competition. April 14 marks Equal Pay Day in the United States, the day the average ...
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How Female Leaders Can Claim Power Through Body Language

There are two sets of body language cues that followers look for in leaders: warmth (empathy, likeability) and authority (power, status). Although I know several leaders of both sexes who do not fit the stereotypes, I've also observed that gender differences ...
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A Woman’s Guide to Achieving Corporate Board Service

The journey to the boardroom can, at times, be an overwhelming undertaking filled with questions about what to expect, how to prepare, and how to be an effective board member. During this Master Class session led by Women in the Boardroom CEO & Founder ...
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Women Win With Transformational Leadership

While more than 10 years old and challenged for relying on students to measure workplace attitudes, Harvard Business School's much-discussed "Heidi/Howard" study, still rings fundamentally true—and it points toward an alternative way women in leadership ...
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Innovation for Women, by Women. Period.

It all started in 2013 with another frantic trip to the drugstore. Like clockwork, Jordana Kier found herself once again desperate to purchase the same personal-care items that she'd needed the month before: tampons. "You don't want to think about it until ...
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Peak Performance in the Face of Adversity

I recently saw the film, Hidden Figures, a true story about three African-American women whose work at NASA was instrumental in the first manned orbit of the Earth. The story takes place in the 1960s and these women were faced with a triangle of adversities ...
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Why Boards Need More Women

Just as it's true for work teams, diversity on boards leads to increased innovation, productivity, and performance. When different perspectives are represented—various ages, educational backgrounds, and expertise—boards operate more effectively, according ...
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3 Courtesy Myths Women Should Reject

"You talk about being courteous, but I'm afraid that if I'm 'nice,' people will walk all over me." A woman voiced this concern to me during a workshop I was teaching. If that opinion represents a conventional view of courtesy, then women need a reality check ...
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7 Reasons People Ignore You in Meetings

If you want employees, customers, and co-workers to listen, don't make these all-too-common mistakes... Scenario: You're saying something during a meeting and you notice that nobody is really listening. You're getting a polite nod or two, but everyone has ...
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How to Communicate on Difficult Subjects and Win – A True Story

On June 3, the Association of Women in Communications Santa Barbara honored me with the Pioneer in Communications Award. We Chinese have a saying for almost any occasion. And there's one for this occasion: Local ginger is never hot. What that means is that ...
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A Woman’s Guide to Achieving Corporate Board Service

The journey to the boardroom can, at times, be an overwhelming undertaking filled with questions about what to expect, how to prepare, and how to be an effective board member. During this Master Class led by Women in the Boardroom CEO & Founder Sheila ...
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The 6 Core Reasons Women Aren’t Advancing to Leadership Roles

As a trainer and leadership developer of women, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of HR and senior executive leaders the past 10 years, about women, growth, and paving the way for women’s ascension to leadership in corporate America. Yet ...
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