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.
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!
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:
Compiled by Deb Liu
Old Boys Club
Two guys in a garage (starting a startup)
That's his boy
Man bites dog
White man's burden
Key man risk
Great man myth
Grow a pair
Big boy pants
Manning a booth
Everyone and their brother
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.