News and Articles about women and leadership

We intend to provide current links to newsworthy events and reactions, and videos and articles discussing: leadership; the importance of having more women leaders; what prevents girls from having the self-confidence to become leaders; how perception can destroy confidence; the results of gender inequality, and so much more.


Why Do Women Bully Each Other at Work? (The Atlantic, by Olga Khazan, August 3,2017)

This Is What It's Like For Girls Growing Up In Gaza (Refiners29, by Amelia Abraham, August 2, 2017)

Rihanna Is Sponsoring a Bike-Share Program So Girls in Malawi Can Go to School (The Cut, by Sarah Spellings, August 2, 2017)

A Saudi Women’s Rights Activist Was Freed From Detention Without A Male Guardian (The Cut, by Madeleine Aggeler, August 2, 2017)

South Vietnam's 'Daredevil Girls' (New York Times, by Heather Stur, August 1, 2017)

Sexual assault report: universities called on to act on 'damning' figures (The Guardian, Australian Universities, by Naaman Zhou, August 1, 2017)

THE EVOLUTION OF THE FEMALE ACTION HERO (Time, by Eliana Dockterman, August 2017)

Tearful former Thai PM Yingluck says she was never dishonest (Reuters, by Aukkarapon Niyomyat and Panu Wongcha-um, July 31, 2017)

Facebook's Sandberg calls for new policies to boost women's pay (Reuters, July 30, 2017)

Women in Business Q&A: Kathy Gendel, Founder and CEO, The Gendel Girls (HuffPost, by Laure Emily Dunn, July 29, 2017)

New women-only capsule hotel to open in central Tokyo as firm sees strong demand (The Japan Times, by Kazuaki Nagata, July 26, 2017)

Women in Business Q&A: Alexandra Palt, Chief Sustainability Officer, L’ORÉAL (HuffPost, by Laura Emily Dunn, July 26, 2017)

Dove helps portray new beauty standards with latest video release (Drug Store News, by Michael Johnsen, July 25, 2017)

One Airline's Harassment Fix: No Middle Seats for Women (Bloomberg, by Justin Bachman, July 26, 2017)

Women in business profit when they talk with each other (Quartz, by Oliver Staley, July 21, 2017)

Why Women Aren't CEOs According to Women Who Almost Were (New York Times, by Susan Chira, July 21, 2017)

Girls Become Serena, Hillary and Leia in Goldieblox's In-Your-Face Ad (Creativity-Online, by Ann-Christine Diaz, July 18, 2017)

As China Prepares for New Top Leaders, Women Are Still Shut Out (New York Times, by Didi Kirsten Tatlow, July 16, 2017)

Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win maths' Fields Medal, dies (BBC, July 15, 2017)

Men Join Corporate Boards With Less Experience Than Women (Bloomberg, by Laura Colby, June 27, 2017)

White Men Account for 72% of Corporate Leadership at 16 of the Fortune 500 Companies (Fortune, by Stacy Jones, June 9, 2017)

The 2017 Fortune 500 Includes a Record Number of Women CEOs (Fortune, Valentina Zarya, June 7, 2017)

Rachel Zoe On Styling, Success, Startups And Her Multihyphenate Career (Forbes, by Elana Kyn Gross, June 5, 2017)

Saudi Arabia is giving women more freedom as it looks beyond oil (CNN, by Zahraa Alkhalisi, May 11, 2017)


At Best Buy, women make up the majority of company's leadership team (Kavita Kumar, May 6, 2016, StarTribune)

Amy Cuddy, Body Language Expert, Reveals What It Takes to Have 'Presence' (Bruna Martinuzzi, April. 20, 2016 )

TED Talk Your body language shapes who you are (Amy Cuddy, June 2012)

Female empowerment (finally) comes of age (Jennifer Horn, Nov. 3, 2015, Strategy)

KIRSTINE STEWART ON SUPPORTING WOMEN IN THE C-SUITE (Q&A) (Carol Toller, Oct. 19, 2015 Canadian Business)

Introverted and extroverted leaders: Bring on the battles (Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, August 6, 2015 SmartBlog on Leadership)

4 Ways For Millennial Women To Prepare For Leadership Roles (Sava Berhane, July 29, 2015, Fast Company)

TED Women Why gender equality is good for everyone – men included Michael Kimmel makes the surprising, funny – and very practical – case for treating men and women equally in the workplace and at home, starting right now. Equality is not a zero-sum game where men lose when women gain, he says; it's a win-win that will result in more opportunity and more happiness for everybody.  (May 2015)

Gender inequality in the sciences? It’s still very present in Canada. (June 18, 2015 -

A peek inside what has become a coveted invite: The Women in Leadership Summit (June 03, 2015 - Financial Post)

Oakville's leading girls and women receive honours (May 28, 2015 -

Young women learn about political fierceness (May 29, 2015 -

Some distinct women up for awards (April 28, 2015 - Winnipeg Free Press)

Leading scientists favour women in tenure-track hiring test (April 14, 2015 -

Poor leadership the biggest barrier to workplace flexibility (Kayleigh Bateman, March 20 2015 -

Nancy Dubuc of A&E: Mixing Doers, Thinkers and Feelers (March 19, New York Times)

Inspiring Canada&amprsquo;s Most Powerful Women (Pamela Jeffrey, January 6, 2015 - Financial Post)

Congratulations to the 2014 Canada&amprsquo;s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners (Women's Executive Network)

What It's Like Being A Woman Who's Building A Dream World In Silicon Valley (January 1, 2015 -

Leading Women's most inspiring women of 2014 (Phoebe Parke, December 23, 2014 - CNN)

Developing Innovators and Leaders of Tomorrow: (December 08, 2014 - Ottawa Business Journal)

Executive Women, Finding (and Owning) Their Voice (By Adam Bryant, Nov. 13, 2014, New York Times)

Calling all female execs: The Protege Project wants to help make you CEO (November 13, 2014 - Women in Communications and Technology (WCT))

Cameron Russell, a super model, admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she's tall, pretty and an underwear model, but she doesn't want to be judged by her looks. In this TEDx Talk (October 2012), she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16 years old. Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model.

Self-doubt? You're probably a woman (Margaret Wente, April 19, 2014 - The Globe and Mail)

For the past 30 years, Always has been empowering girls globally, bringing puberty education to millions of adolescent girls. June 26, 2014
Using #LikeAGirl as an insult is a hard knock against any adolescent girl. And since the rest of puberty's really no picnic either, it's easy to see what a huge impact it can have on a girl's self-confidence. Always is kicking off an epic battle to make sure that girls everywhere keep their confidence throughout puberty and beyond, and making a start by showing them that doing it #LikeAGirl is an awesome thing.
You must watch this video:

It&amprsquo;s In You: The Secret To Empowering Women And Girls ( by Elyse Gagne Investing in Women and Girls)

Leadership Is About Emotion ( By Meghan M. Biro, 12/15/2013, Forbes Leadership)

Warren Buffett Says Women are the Key to Fixing the Economy (by Piper Hoffman, May 19, 2013)

Warren Buffett is bullish ... on women (Warren Buffett May 2, 2013 - inAmerica.blogs)

Watch Fortune's Q&A with Warren Buffett Warren Buffett sits down with Fortune Magazine's Pattie Sellers to discuss the changing landscape for women in business. Omaha, Nebraska May 2, 2013 Warren Buffett Interview #FortuneBuffett

A Pantene advertisement shown on Philippines TV and on the Internet has gone viral with its message on how men and women leaders are veiwed differently. Here are a few links to the commentary it inspired.

Pantene Ad About Women at Work Goes Viral

Commercial tackles double standards that women face in the workplace, abc NEWS, Published Dec. 12, 2013

"Labels Against Women": Advertisement – Pantene Hair Products

Kathryn Winstead, Pace University marketing professor discusses with the RFL panel a new Pantene Hair products commercial which is generating a great deal of buzz. Published Dec. 13, 2013

Pantene Ad Urges Women to Fight Workplace Stereotypes A Pantene Philippines ad for its 'Whip It' campaign highlights stereotypes women face in the workplace and encourages women to be strong and shine. Buzz60, Published Dec. 11, 2013

7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

This Awesome Ad, Set to the Beastie Boys, Is How to Get Girls to Become Engineers by Katy Waldman, Nov. 19, 2013 Although this is a commercial, this 2 minute video is really worth watching. Just click the title above to take you to the article and video.

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