Issue 71 — October 22, 2018 USC Associate Professor and founder of the Annenberg Inclusion Institute Stacy Smith was spitting nails. “Nothing makes me angrier than when someone takes credit for my work,” she said. Smith and I were on a panel at Universal Music’s first She Leads progra
What are you good at doing? What is your expertise? “I definitely think when someone challenges you to think about what you’re good at in a different way it’s an ‘Aha!’ But it also ignites that passion that is already within,” says Dr. Angie Williams, dean of Multicultural Affairs an
“This is the meta moment.” It is a ”potent time” for women to examine their life, leadership and power journey and Take The Lead is prepared to navigate that journey for women in partnership with Omega Institute. “The current climate is challenging on one hand and great news on the ot
The blockbuster message is loud and clear. After earning $1.7 billion at the box office making it the No. 1 movie in the world for five weeks straight, Black Panther is also clearly about the power of women of all ages to change the future of the world. The women in the fictional utop
In a week marred once again by a horrendous mass shooting, I have been contemplating the work I do to help women change the power paradigm that has long shaped our culture’s narrative. I ask them to shift their thinking from oppressive, often violent, scarcity-based “power over” to ex
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.
As we celebrate Independence Day, we see that fireworks can last one night—or a long weekend– but financial independence can last a lifetime. For millions of women, financial independence is hard-won and deserves its own celebration. And a sigh of relief. Many financial and inve
Female superheroes on view this summer are demonstrating what it takes for all of us to be powerful in the workplace. Without the weapons, of course. Zoe Saldana is rocking it as Gamora, the powerful green character with super strength, agility and healing powers in the huge blockbust
Dear Donald: Thank you. Sorry/not sorry about your no-good, miserable recent weeks, not helped by denials of misconduct during the latest debate, followed by calling Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman.” But seriously, there was nothing new really in what you said about women—wretched and
It may not be as blatant as a co-worker calling you a hot babe in the annual meeting, but it could be as horrific as your boss commenting on your necklace or your blouse as he stares at your chest. And yes, this happened to me and every one of my female colleagues for many years. Acco
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