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
Word of the week is FIRST. As in the original. As in the first woman to break through. As in the inaugural — yes you guessed it — Take The Lead Day As the leaves morph from green to red and gold and the mornings turn chilly in Central Park, as New York was abuzz with preparations fo
The word of the week is JOIN. As in come together. As in take part. As in join me for Take The Lead Day. The first responsibility of leadership is the creation of meaning.” Warren Bennis Welcome to The Sum, where I share my take on the meaning of sum of the week’s parts. I want your v
“What’s your leadership super power?” It was a simple request with profound implications at the recent “Powertopia: Transforming The Nature Of Leadership” event for Take The Lead in New York. Scores of guests including CEOS, founders, presidents, directors, executive directors, non-pr
“Hello, strong women!” Judging by the applause, whistles, hoots and hollers that followed, you can say that Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) greeting to a room of more than 1,000 for the “Together We Rise: Empower the Women, Develop The Nation” luncheon in Chicago recently was extrem
“No one really wants to grow up and be a banker.” Catherine Tan discovered this after a decade in investment banking for firms such as Barclay’s and Morgan Stanley. “I wanted to be financially independent and be around smart people,” she says. And banking for her was that, but banking
I pledge allegiance to the plan for gender parity in corporations of the United States of America by 2030. More than two dozen CEOS and business leaders announced last week a five-point plan of the Paradigm For Parity, with the goal of achieving gender parity across all levels of lead
Female celebrities, politicians and journalists are not the only women who face online harassment and cyberstalking. All women in business with a social media profile as individuals or representatives of a company or organization– and particularly multicultural women– need to un
Being happy is not the sole, top professional goal for me, nor for many women leaders I know. It’s a welcome and worthwhile byproduct of a productive, meaningful life, not the whole point. The latest comments from Saatchi & Saatchi’s former executive chairman, Kevin Roberts, stre
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.