Women and Leadership
Women have made great strides since the Suffrage Movement won them the right to vote. Women lead countries, states and multi-billion dollar corporations. Yet women continue to face tremendous obstacles on their march to equality. Enjoy these videos that explore the challenges facing women leaders and ways we can continue to encourage female involvement and leadership at increasing levels.
Madeleine Albright shares insights on being a woman and an ambassador, the importance of having women in leadership positions and the reason women's issues are anything but "soft."
Christiane Amanpour leads an enlightening discussion of how far women have come and what still needs to be done to realize true equality. The discussion includes in-depth looks at what women in leadership roles bring to governments around the world.
- Swanee Hunt, former U.S. ambassador to Austria, leads a panel discussion of "Why Women won the Nobel Peace Prize." It is an insightful look at the impact that female leadership has on nations and governments. Note: This discussion is a forum held at Harvard's Institute of Politics and lasts about 90 minutes. But if you have the time, it is a thought-provoking look at the impact of female leadership. (added 2.29.12)
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, discusses the obstacles facing women in the workforce and ways more women can be encouraged to seek positions of leadership.