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On May 9, 200 women leaders gathered at the Forbes Women’s Summit. This wasn’t a conference about advancing women. It was a conference about women advancing the world, and in doing so, redefining the rules of power. With video appearances from Oprah Winfrey and Sheryl Sandberg and live discussions with Janet Napolitano; designers Donna Karan and Tory Burch; Helene Gayle, CEO of CARE; and Ellen Kullman, CEO of Dupont, among others, we heard stories of how women are redefining power.[…] Continue Reading »
I just saw “Iron Man 3″ with my family, and it was a good time. Bad guys. Good guys. Destruction. Even humble pie big enough to go around. As I enjoyed the pyrotechnics and good-guy triumph, however, I was reminded of how completely our comic books reinforce the most unhelpful of bad boy leadership stereotypes.
In the three-part saga of “Iron Man,” Tony Stark is the lovable cad, the Hamlet-esque heir to the throne who takes his place as King by killing off his crown-aspiring uncle through brute force — in robot suits.[…] Continue Reading »
If you’re a man leading people in your company, chances are that you feel somewhat stymied in how to address one of the biggest talent-management problems all companies face: How to keep bright, talented women from leaving the company before they make it into the leadership ranks.
Three leaders from the top of the food chain on Monday shared lessons learned on the way up at the Women’s Foodservice Forum’s annual Leadership Development Conference.
WFF President and CEO Fritzi Woods sat down with Carla Cooper, president and CEO of Daymon Worldwide; Clarence Otis, CEO of Darden Restaurants; and James White, president, chairman and CEO of Jamba Juice.[…] Continue Reading »
At Davos 2013, there was buzz about only 17% of the attendees being women. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg advised women to “lean in” (her book by the same name is coming out in March). She advises women to stop second-guessing themselves and have more confidence in their abilities.
I agree. Except that I see a lot of senior-level women who are corporate drop-outs actually leaning in.[…] Continue Reading »