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February 27, 2019

What's wrong with being a likeable woman?


As the 2020 US presidential primary gets underway, we're seeing a record number of female candidates enter the race. But this historic moment is also reviving a heated (often sexist) debate about if women leaders are "likeable" enough. In my Forbes column this week, I wrote about why we need to change the conversation around likeability.

Plus, on the latest episode of All the Social Ladies, I chatted with Susan McPherson, founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, about being inquisitive for life and the importance of promoting your employees as your brand champions. Take a listen.


Reading List

Pixar's new short takes on toxic workplace bro culture.

How Mister Rogers taught us to take care of ourselves.

How to increase gender diversity on boards.

"Go get your yeses." Ashley C. Ford on learning to ask for help.

It's time to tell the whole story about the median gender pay gap.


Quote of the Week   

"Fear of what other people think is the most paralyzing thing in life." - Cindy Gallop


You do you.


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