The Image of Leadership – a Big Blow

Send to KindleToday I saw Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren address a campaign rally. Regardless of one’s political views, that was quite a picture! Not one but TWO women in positions of influence and power. I have not been able to resist the temptation to talk...

A Woman Presidential Candidate: A Score for Gender Equity?

I got weepy when Hillary Clinton locked up the nomination for president, not for political reasons but because it is historical. I celebrate what it says about the progress of women and what it does to our images of leadership.

Even His Daughter Didn’t “Fit the Picture”

Unconscious gender bias doesn’t’ appear exclusively in the corporate world. As illustrated by a true story a friend recently told me, it resides in small business, too. Our unconscious (and gendered) images of leadership are everywhere. In a family business, a woman who had worked for years was passed over when the founder retired — by a much less experienced, but male, relative. How can we broaden our “pictures” of leadership?