Amazing Talks

In Philadelphia, First Lady Michelle Obama gave one of the most successful political convention speeches in history. The First Lady’s speech is a case study in how to present your authentic self. Her stirring words were matched by her poised performance. Watch and learn:

Sallie Krawcheck

One of the most powerful women on Wall Street makes a compelling case for gender diversity.  In this Knowledge at Wharton conversation, Sallie Krawcheck offers frank and humorous advice on how to negotiate and network your way to the top.  The former head of Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch is the owner and chair of Elevate Network a network dedicated to the economic engagement of women worldwide.

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The Business Case for Diverse Leadership


The CEO of Leading Women answers the question:  “Why am I getting passed over?” Susan Colantuono discusses a leadership trait that you and many women may be missing.  To close the gender gap at the top, Susan’s research shows women need to beef up their business, strategic, and financial acumen.  It’s key for women to be able to articulate that they understand where their organization is headed and that they fit into the strategy to get there.  Your ability to speak clearly about strategy will help you rise in the ranks.

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Susan Colantuono: The career advice you probably didn’t get

The 2015 Women In The World Summit,  Lincoln Center, New York City; 4/24/2015

“We must change attitudes around the world.”

Watch Angelina Jolie Pitt at the Women in the World Summit deliver an impassioned plea for women in war torn regions.  Angelina pledges her personal support to the women and girls in Iraq and Syria facing horrifying violence.   And, calls on the world powers to step up saying crimes against women can no longer be secondary issues.

susan cain

Writer Susan Cain champions the talents of the shy and reserved.

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Susan Cain The Power of Introverts