The Time’s Up movement has brought sharp focus to the gender inequities in Hollywood, moving beyond the catharsis of truth-telling to action and solutions-based initiatives. Take The Lead is aligned with the urgency to act with a new four-month program, Take The Lead’s 50 Women Can Ch
One of the most intriguing questions I ask in speeches and training is “When did you know you had the power TO _____?” You fill in the blank. There is no right or wrong answer. Think about it. When did you know? Where were you? What did it feel like, look like, sound like? Download th
The false alarm heard around the world in Hawaii recently warning of a ballistic missile headed for the island raises multiple questions about whether as a leader you are prepared for a business emergency. Chances are you have systems in place for a sudden weather disaster, incidents
Yes, it takes a village and it also takes a team. The recent announcement by more than 300 women in Hollywood of the creation of Time’s Up, an initiative aimed at equal representation to sexual harassment and assault survivors across all industries and backed by an initial $15 million
Molly Bloom has been keeping me awake at night. Not the Molly Bloom of James Joyce’s Ulysses, an equally outsized and out of the box character. I’m talking about the hard-driving, elite high stakes poker game running protagonist of the acclaimed new movie, Molly’s Game based on a tr
“Are there no other female founders?” Farzana Nasser, co-president of Women in Wireless, tech entrepreneur and mobile and digital growth expert, says she mostly heard and saw only male founders of tech companies at conferences and in media. So Nasser set out to change the ratios of ma
The Sum of this week is dismantling to rebuild. Feminist academic Audre Lorde is famous for having written: “The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.” It’s a quote often shared in movement spaces, but in the wake of this #metoo uprising, there is a more relevant que
We’ve heard it was The Year of The Woman before, but we definitely believe this is the Year of Women Taking The Lead. 2018 is a new year of action and movement, not just resisting but doing. What #MeToo has taught us is that we too together can enact the goals we aim for, beginning wi
A group of mostly white men and a crusty creature at the top want to obliterate a fleet run by women leaders of the Resistance. Sound familiar in 2018? Yes, that is the story line behind “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” that garnered $450 million in box office sales its opening weekend.
Bill and Melinda Gates and Facebook join with Take The Lead this #GivingTuesday, a global day of philanthropy. This year on November 28, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are matching up to $2 million of funds raised on Facebook for U.S. nonprofits. Take The Lead is
TAKE THE LEAD prepares, develops, inspires and propels women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. It’s today’s women’s movement — a unique catalyst for women to embrace power and reach leadership parity.