How Femininity Can Save Humanity-Nina Simons, Co-Founder Bioneers

What if the root of all the world’s problems is the imbalance of masculinity and femininity in our leadership? Nina Simons, co-founder of Bioneers has spent over twenty years investigating the power of femininity to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges. We discuss how she discovered that leading with the feminine can help anyone find their purpose and their passion. Listen to our conversation here or on  NPR One.

 Nina Simons, photo by Genevieve Russell

Nina Simons, photo by Genevieve Russell

Do Successful Teens become Successful Women? - "Teen Hackz" Founders Lisa Allanson & Lisa McDonough

Lisa Allanson and Lisa McDonough are the founders of Teen Hackz, a program designed to help teens (girls and boys) understand themselves and others--in order prepare for success in life and work. They've taken the principles of how to help adults work better together at companies, and tailored it for teens. Listen here and on NPR One. You may even learn what animal represents you best!

 Lisa McDonough and Lisa Allanson

Lisa McDonough and Lisa Allanson

Deb Liu of Facebook Is Developing More Women in Tech–And Calling Out Sexist Language

Deb Liu is the VP of Platform and Marketplace at Facebook.  She's working to address the challenges that women in tech are facing both on day to day basis, and through a non-profit she co-founded called Women in Product, which brings together women who build. Listen to our conversation here:

Deb also wrote and recorded a special "audio OpEd" for us about sexist language at work. Much of this language is hiding in plain sight. Want to take her challenge? Track how many of the words below you use or hear in a given day. Listen to her OpEd here:

"Male words"

Compiled by Deb Liu

Two-man rule

Man-on-man defense

Gentlemen's agreement

Old Boys Club

Man up

Ballsy

Two guys in a garage (starting a startup)

Right-hand man

That's his boy

Poster boy

Man bites dog

Manpower

Wingman

White man's burden

Strawman

Key man risk

Everyman

Middleman

Great man myth

Grow a pair

Big boy pants

Cowboy

Guys

Dude

Man hours

Man sprints

Quarterback

Manning a booth

Everyone and their brother

 Deb Liu

Deb Liu

Amy Whitaker, author of "Art Thinking"

How do we make space for innovation in our personal and professional lives? Move from a productivity-based metric to one that makes room for other measures of success. Amy Whitaker has written the book "Art Thinking. How to carve out creative space in a world of schedules, budgets and bosses." She tells us how a major shift in her personal life led her from business school to art school--and ultimately to write this book. 

 AMY WHITAKER Photo by:  Sheiva Rezvani

AMY WHITAKER
Photo by: Sheiva Rezvani