New research from PayScale shows that women’s lifetime earnings peak at an earlier age than do men’s, and the gap never improves, setting up a lifetime of playing catch up that never pans out. “This is not terribly surprising,” says Lydia Frank, Vice President of Content Strategy at P
Who Says Women Can’t Rule Stem? I’m so glad I didn’t let the nasty rain and snow deter me from attending a Women’s Forum of New York-hosted panel called BRAVE ENOUGH: INNOVATORS TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD at one of the fastest growing and chicest women’s workspaces, The Wing, in New York’
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
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
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