Women Becoming Leaders: Why This Matters

Over the past century, women have made significant strides in achieving leadership positions, but they still have a long way to go to achieve parity in jobs, pay, and representation in business, science, government, or academia. In this session, we’ll examine the embedded gender biases that bar women from leadership positions, and ask what strategies women (and men) can employ to promote greater levels of gender equality. Importantly, we’ll discuss the promise of women’s leadership, and the advantages gained as more women rise to the highest levels of decision making. Stanford law professor Deborah Rhode, author of several books on women and leadership, is joined by New York Times Deputy Managing Editor Rebecca Blumenstein — two prominent female leaders in their own right. Underwritten by General Mills.

Festival: 2018

More on this Session

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

How do we “read” a photograph? What is the relationship between art production, culture, and justice? And how can... See more
The evolution of the English language is more often thought of as a devolution, particularly with the infiltration of... See more
Atlanta-based defense attorney and #BillionDollarLawyer Drew Findling, who counts international hip-hop star Kiari... See more
Creative expression takes many forms. Through history, art has provoked a range of feelings: emotion, empathy, fear,... See more
As consumers increasingly get their news online, and many news outlets shift from advertising-based business models to... See more
An opportunity to hear Axios Founder and Executive Editor Mike Allen discuss journalism and politics of the day with... See more