Have you been told that you are TOO AGGRESSIVE at work? If you ask a large group, hands of women will go up, ask again, how many MEN have been told they are TOO AGGRESSIVE a few hands will go up (or maybe none)!
And is that little girl TOO BOSSY? Or is this the fledgling beginning of EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP skills? Listen to the words, look at the body posture, watch for who jumps for the challenge!
To become leaders, to really change the world, its not just words we must strive, learn AND ACT!
A WAGE GAP Still exists. CEO positions are not even close to equal, Board of Directors? Woefully male.
For this TED TALK (click the link) , you’ll hear many examples of outstanding sucees and building a strong base to have more EQUALITY!! Sheryl Sandberg admits she was terrified to step onto the TED stage in 2010 — because she was going to talk, for the first time, about the lonely experience of being a woman in the top tiers of business. Millions of views (and a best-selling book) later, the Facebook COO talks with the woman who pushed her to give that first talk, Pat Mitchell. Sandberg opens up about the reaction to her idea, and explores the ways that women still struggle with success.
What can you do? Call out the differences. Start a Lean-In Leadership Circle. The circles are happening all over the world.
Are women not contributing? Do they raise their hand? Do they get involved? ARE THEY SITTING AT THE TABLE? This book has a global message. There are hurdles, and yet we are and can use our confidence to get what we need.