Some of the latest and most valued thinking on the current state of women in leadership from inspiring women.
Highly impactful and inspirational book by two women leaders – Julia Gillard and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Two women surrounded by scores of male counterparts meet at various gatherings with a common purpose: to explore why women are still outnumbered at senior echelons, what their experience is and what can be done about it.
The best-selling book that sparked worldwide discussion about women in leadership and became a catch-cry for empowering women. From then COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg.
The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women
Forbes set out in 2019 to identify the most powerful women in the world. They used a set of metrics to qualify their contenders: money (GDP, net worth, assets under management, or revenue), mentions in the media, impact (population, employee count) and influence spheres. They considered both hard power for example currencies and constitutions, dynamic power such as audiences, communities and creative influence as well as soft power as in what are leaders doing with their influence – all within the context of each woman’s area: politics, business, technology, finance, media and philanthropy. For those seeking insights into power and influence, it makes for essential reviewing.
Go here to explore the details – https://www.forbes.com/power-women/#22603e2d5e25
Female Leaders in the Pandemic
Taiwan, Germany, New Zealand. They have two things in common: 1. they have handled the pandemic better than other countries, and 2. they have women leaders.
Is that second point a coincidence or a lesson?
Madeleine Albright on Women Leaders
A memoir from a highly successful woman who reached one of the most senior levels in the USA enabling her a starring role on the world stage. A fascinating read and lessons to be learned for future women leaders.
As the first female Secretary of State in the USA, Madeleine Albright was forthright and demonstrated her innate talent for the role in a world dominated by men. Politics aside, her capacity to rise and settle in a male-dominated political echelon is worth reviewing for insights. Her memoir, Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st Century Memoir, exhibits her intelligence, experiences and lessons for other women aiming for senior roles. And at 82, she still has chutzpah. Have a look at it now online. The article below from the Herald is a taster.