A leadership lesson from the World Bank CEO | Lifeway's Julie Smolyansky: Take risks, trust your gut | Forbes names richest self-made female execs
July 17, 2018
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A leadership lesson from the World Bank CEO
World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva says the key to her leadership style is that she only asks subordinates to do things that she would be comfortable doing herself. Georgieva advocates for gender diversity at the World Bank and did the same during her previous position on the European Commission.
CNBC (7/13) 
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Women's leadership
Lifeway's Julie Smolyansky: Take risks, trust your gut
Julie Smolyansky was just 27 years old when she became CEO of Lifeway in 2002 after the death of her father. In this interview, Smolyansky emphasizes the value of taking risks, trusting your instincts and being grateful for the learning opportunities that come with professional setbacks.
Entrepreneur online (7/16) 
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Forbes names richest self-made female execs
The 60 women on Forbes' list of richest self-made entrepreneurs and executives have $71 billion in total net worth. Entrants on the list come from a wide variety of fields, including cosmetics, technology and food.
Forbes (7/11) 
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Analyzing the funding landscape for companies with female founders
Startups with female founders received 35% of venture capital funding in the second quarter of the year, a sharp increase from previous quarters, according to a Crunchbase analysis. Nevertheless, the sudden increase was mainly due to a $14 billion round raised by Ant Financial, writes Crunchbase's Gene Teare.
Crunchbase (7/11) 
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NEW Summit will ‘amplify’ in Chicago
The NEW Leadership Summit 2018, Sept. 26-28, offers three days of learning and networking, including learning sessions, guest speakers like media pioneer Nely Galán, Morgan Stanley’s Carla Harris and Ellevest CEO Sallie Krawcheck, and special events. Register before Aug. 8 to save $300.
Talent trends
What's changed since the #MeToo movement began?
More than half of companies have assessed their sexual harassment policies since the start of the #MeToo movement, according to a survey of 150 HR executives by Challenger, Gray & Christmas. In addition, the survey suggests that more women are now willing to ask for raises and promotions.
CBS News (7/10) 
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Commentary: Hold companies accountable for progress toward diversity
Some large companies may camouflage their diversity issues rather than making true progress toward closing gender gaps, write Gina Glantz and Morra Aarons-Mele of GenderAvenger. It's important for observers "to point out camouflaging and pink-siloing efforts whenever we see them -- and to demand that [companies] do better," they write.
Fast Company online (7/14) 
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Survey finds gender disparity in use of vacation time
Men are more likely than women to say they plan to use all their vacation time, finds a survey by CivicScience. Parental status did not seem to play a role in the results.
Fast Company online (7/10) 
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Report: Being part of a business community helps women entrepreneurs
Women founders who are a part of a business community tend to have a better outlook on their business thanks to the support such communities offer, finds a report commissioned by Facebook.
SmartCompany (Australia) (7/11),  The Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model) (7/2) 
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Final hours: Register for NEW Executive Forum in San Diego
Join more than 300 senior leaders in retail, consumer goods, financial services and technology working to advance gender equality and drive business results at the NEW Executive Forum 2018, July 31 to August 2 in San Diego. Learn from industry executives and thought leaders including Deloitte Chairman Mike Fucci, Crate & Barrel CEO Neela Montgomery, Lowe's CEO Marvin Ellison and actress and women's advocate Helen Hunt. Contact your NEW Ambassador to see if you qualify.
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Early birds save $300 on NEW Summit in Chicago
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