Posted by Jackie Korhonen (View Profile | View All Posts) at 5:45 PM
Sometimes when you travel, you hear news from home you might have missed in your everyday life. This week I read an interesting article
about my local library in Manly, a suburb Sydney, that made me think about leadership.
It made me think about how we choose our heroes. A recent ranking
of the most admired Australian women was topped by two Olympians and a number of celebrities. Of course, it is natural to admire the discipline, focus and resilience that drives many great athletes.
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Posted by Jackie Korhonen (View Profile | View All Posts) at 1:01 PM
Global figures like Kofi Anan and Shashi Tharoor tell us that, perhaps, the single most powerful tool for improving the world is educating women and girls. Summing up a large body of evidence ranging from health outcomes to economic productivity, Tharoor concludes, "If you educate a boy, you educate a person; but if you educate a girl, you educate a family and benefit an entire community."
Like many female executives, I'm often asked how to increase women's participation and advancement in business. Increasingly I am convinced the answer is, educate boys.
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