Actually if you read Sandberg's book, "it's hardER because we're women" is kind of the whole point.
But what would she know, right?
On Friday, March 15, 2013, Michael Mellinger wrote:
Richard, don't worry, it's not you, it's everyone else. Slam down a few Red Bulls and get back to work.
Catharine, who the hell said they are poor leaders? Please re-read what I said and in the case you're too lazy, specifically read the example I gave with sports. Because you're athletic doesn't mean you'll want to play sports.
If you want to burn your bra in the sink, go for it. If you have some emotional issues about this topic, deal with them and don't project your hate on to me because you failed to read my email.
Like someone mentioned, these are opinions. Agree/disagree/ in the middle great, but if you're going to pretend that you know the answer, you're just fooling yourself.
Keep studying the topic while others raise to the ranks by applying themselves.
I have been following this very topic for 20 years as I am fascinated with it. Women opt out of leadership opportunities all the time but it has no bearing on their leadership ability. I never link being a mother (which I am), and being a leader, when discussing this topic. Bottom line is women have embodied and demonstrated leadership competencies and characteristics for centuries that we have witnessed in areas in and outside of the business arena. The more we research the topic, the more we are able to link women at the top with profitability. Because we still only have less than 5% women in C-level positions and less than 8% women on Boards it is difficult to make this business case but bodies like Catalyst http://www.catalyst.org/
have been tracking this since 2007. Here are some other interesting articles that feature statistics on the topic.
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