News & Insights about Closing the Leadership Gender Gap

What is the Glass Cliff?

Today's blog post comes from our friend Meredith Wood over at Fundera. 

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Topics: Career, CEO Advice

In Case You Missed It: May 2019 Edition

On a timely basis we curate fabulous articles about closing the leadership gender gap on our Facebook page, LinkedIn Leading Women group and company page, and also Tweet them out. 

We then share the the best of the best here on our blog! 

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Topics: In Case You Missed It

"Sounds Like a TED Talk"

Today's blog post comes from our friend and Leading Women alumna Victoria Waterman at Girls Inc. of Worcester. Be sure to watch her TEDxNatick talk and share it. 

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Photo credit:  TEDxNatick | Leah LaRiccia Photography

Photo Credit:  TEDxNatick | Leah LaRiccia Photography

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Topics: Closing the Gender Gap

In Case You Missed It: April 2019 Edition

On a timely basis we curate fabulous articles about closing the leadership gender gap on our Facebook page, LinkedIn Leading Women group and company page, and also Tweet them out. 

We then share the the best of the best here on our blog! 

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Topics: In Case You Missed It

Is your organization ready for Gen Z?

Today's blog post comes from our friend Meredith Wood over at Fundera. 

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Topics: Talent Development

In Case You Missed It: March 2019 Edition

On a timely basis we curate fabulous articles about closing the leadership gender gap on our Facebook page, LinkedIn Leading Women group and company page, and also Tweet them out. 

We then share the the best of the best here on our blog! 

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Topics: In Case You Missed It

Women's History Month Reading List 2019: The 10 most popular articles from the Leading Women Blog

Equipping women to deal with gender dynamics

Diana"History must be learned in pieces. This is partly because we have only pieces of the past...which give us glimpses of what has been but never the whole reality."

Thomas Cahill, author: 
Sailing the Wine Dark Sea

This quote about the fragmentary nature of history reminded me of the photo I took of the goddess Artemis in the museum on the Greek Island of Delos (her birthplace). Artemis, the huntress, was one of the most widely venerated ancient Greek goddesses and seeing her I reveled in the thought that in certain cultures deities could be - and still can be - women.

In the U.S. and many other countries around the world we are very far from such cultures and far from any historic understanding of how the status of women has changed over time. Instead, as Marianne Cooper of Stanford University's Clayman Institute for Gender Research has said,

We spend much more time giving girls pep-talks than we do talking to them about sexism. Our need to encourage them over and over again... actually renders invisible the reasons that we need to be so encouraging in the first place.

The invisibility (dare I say denial) of sexism runs deep.

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Topics: In Case You Missed It

HAPPY PI DAY 2019!

Happy PI Day! Here at Leading Women we want to talk about the state of women in STEM fields.  Below are some interesting articles that we have found and want to share with you: 

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Photo Credit: Pillsbury.com Triple Berry Pi Day Pie

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Topics: In Case You Missed It, STEM

Should We Really Be Celebrating?

Today is International Women’s Day. I’ve been thinking about today and Women’s History Month for weeks in order to write this post. What words of wisdom would I be able to share with our colleagues, our clients and our followers?

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Topics: Gender Diversity, Business Imperative, Making the Business Case, CEO Advice, Leading Women

In Case You Missed It: February 2019 Edition

On a timely basis we curate fabulous articles about closing the leadership gender gap on our Facebook page, LinkedIn Leading Women group and company page, and also Tweet them out. 

We then share the the best of the best here on our blog! 

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Topics: In Case You Missed It

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