Tag Archives: women

#HilaryClinton as a leader… what it means to be a woman leading now

The Atlantic’s special project tracking women in leadership now is a great way to understand some of the controversies and benefits of the historic possibility of Hilary Clinton as our first female president. “Who run the world?” Beyoncé asked half a decade ago. She was confident of the answer: girls. While her prophecy has not […]

Gina Barreca:”If you lean in, will men just look down your blouse?”

Gina Barreca, columnist, essayist and UConn prof, is one of my heroes — funny, wise, and very, very smart. So, today, let’s celebrate the March 2016 publication of her latest book, If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse? From the title essay, a laugh about lean-in leadership: “I sure do appreciate […]

Transparency and Leader Vulnerability: Worth the Risk?

“Thank you for your transparency!” These words came at the end of a presentation I gave where I shared a new strategy—a strategy that would require change, including new roles and some sacrifice, from everyone. I wasn’t sure how everyone would respond but I knew I would have my best chance of successfully leading the […] […]

My Essay about Malala Yousafzai appears in new book, Women and Global Leadership!

Malala Yousafzai: The Paradox and Power of Global Celebrity I’m proud to announce that my article appeared last month in Information Age Publishing’s new collection of essays about women and global leadership! This collection includes essays by many respected leadership specialists, including Barbara Kellerman, Susan Madsen, and Nancy Adler, and was published under the umbrella […]

Update: Pussy Riot in Vanity Fair

From punk protest to world renoun, check out who’s profiled in Vanity Fair? Pussy Riot has made the pop culture grade, acquiring glamour as well as a reputation for standing up for freedom of speech in Russia. Here’s a preview! “‘How do you pronounce this word? En-door? Endure. Endure.” Masha Alyokhina repeated the word several […]

“Do you even know what Ms. means?”

Originally posted on Business, Life and Leadership :
On a recent conference call to discuss the advancement of women, one of the attendees said to me, “I’ve seen your posts and you seem to care about women’s issues.  But do you even know what Ms. means?  Do you know the history of feminism?” Now, the person…

#BringBackOurGirls is Making an Impact by Gina Messina-Dysert

It has been more than a month since Boko Haram militants kidnapped nearly 300 girls from their school in Nigeria.  The social media cry for justice #BringBackOurGirls has fostered global attention; however some have criticized the campaign claiming it is low level information that does not offer any real purpose.  It has been argued that…