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  • The immortal - and false - myth of the workplace Queen Bee

    The immortal - and false - myth of the workplace Queen Bee Cat fights, mean girls, Queen Bees. We've all heard these terms stemming from a popular belief that women don't help other women, or indeed actively undermine them. Women leaders are often portrayed in popular culture as suffering from Queen Bee Syndrome (think Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada) . The media is filled with advice about " what to do if you work for a Queen Bee ." But what if the Queen Bee isn't real?

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  • Women in Leadership: Practical Strategies to Drive Change In 2020 & Beyond

    According to CNBC reports on CEOs of Fortune 500 companies in America, only 33 of the companies on this list have women CEOs. While this number is low, it is an improvement on the numbers reported for the same last year which was 24. Are these numbers low because there are very few qualified women to fill these positions? Probably not, however we choose to focus on the progress we are making while discussing strategies to make more progress in a shorter time.

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  • Barack Obama: Women Ruling All Nations Would Improve 'Just About Everything' | HuffPost

    Former President Barack Obama said Monday that women should be in charge across the globe. “I’m absolutely confident that for two years if every nation on earth was run by women, you would see a significant improvement across the board on just about everything ... living standards and outcomes,” Obama said at a private leadership event in Singapore, according to the BBC. While women “aren’t perfect,” Obama added, they are “indisputably” better than men.

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  • When women lead, workplaces should listen

    Global AI Survey: AI proves its worth, but few scale impact But organizations are leaving unexamined the most powerful lessons these programs offer. The oft-overlooked benefit of women-only leadership programs is that they hold up a mirror to the organization. When women scrutinize their own leadership traits and experiences, they reveal important information about the day-to-day environment in which they operate.

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  • Unlocking Women’s Confidence: The Transformational Art of Sponsorship

    As Hillary Clinton observed during a recent discussion in London on barriers to women’s leadership: “Most promotion networks still heavily favour men.” Through many conversations on confidence with working women, one of the recurring threads on successful support systems has been the hidden art of sponsorship. Sponsorship has superpower capabilities to cut through established patterns of systemic and unconscious gender bias.

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