GC4W Women in Leadership

National Geographic’s ‘Women Of Impact’ Share Advice

A new documentary special Women Of Impact: Changing The World, premiered October 26th on National Geographic and narrates the stories of over 40 women across a wide spectrum of disciplines, backgrounds and generations. Narrated by Juliana Marguiles, the documentary includes interviews with fabled ocean explorer Sylvia Earle, photographer Ami Vitale, ethologist Dr. Jane Goodall and ecologist Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant. Many of…

6 Strategies for Female Managers

Do men and women lead differently? Researchers have found that women tend to have a distinct leadership style that shapes how they run their teams. Specifically, these studies show that women tend to use what’s called the transformational leadership style. Transformational Leadership: Transformational leaders aim to enhance the motivation, morale and job performance of followers by working with teams to identify needed change, to…

Melinda Gates Puts $1 Billion Toward Fixing Gender Inequality

What keeps Melinda Gates up at night? The thought that people will move on from addressing systemic gender inequality. That the groundswell surrounding #MeToo will recede. That companies will only pay lip service to fixing gender inequities at work rather than prioritizing them.  “There is too much at stake to allow that to happen. Too many people–women and men–have worked too hard to get…

Advice on Being Brave from the Founder of Girls Who Code

If there’s any career advice that’s become more than a little trite, it’s telling young people to “embrace failure.” However, the polished Silicon Valley types who tout this wisdom usually have a strong safety net and a deep network to rely on. That’s what makes Reshma Saujani so refreshing. As the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, Saujani has given…

How Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Are Empowering Young Women

Meredith Walker and Amy Poehler are cofounders of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, a positive online and offline community that provides young women with the encouragement and resources to be their authentic selves. Walker and Poehler became close friends when they worked together at Saturday Night Live, and often discussed how great it felt to be accepted and appreciated when they were younger. “Together we…

Former ‘Teen Vogue’ Editor Elaine Welteroth Shares Her Truth in Her Latest Book

Award-winning journalist, and new author, Elaine Welteroth was once just a small town California girl with a big dream, almost so big she couldn’t utter it out loud, of one day making it in the New York magazine world Welteroth’s foot-in-the-door opportunity was her out-of-college internship at Ebony Magazine. To land the internship, Welteroth repeatedly begged the assistant to the…