International Women’s Day (IWD)

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.

Studies show that businesses are more effective when both men and women have an equal leadership voice. The journey of being a Leader Worth Following is lifelong, and one of the first steps an individual must take is to establish an open dialogue about what makes a great leader.

In these videos, you will learn from inspirational female leaders about some of the challenges and victories of being a woman in leadership. From understanding your personal leadership style to learning about gender bias, the women featured in this series are teaching from a wealth of their own experiences.

Learn from Dr. Jill Guindon-Nasir, Julie Bauke, Elba Pareja-Gallagher, Dr. Shirley Raines, Kat Cole, Captain Deshauna Barber, and Ellen Adair on how to navigate being a woman in leadership.

1. Identifying Implicit Bias – Captain Deshauna Barber

2. Women Advocate for Yourselves – Julie Bauke

3. Finding Your Voice – Kat Cole

4. Lessons Learned From Female Role Models – Ellen Adair Wyche

5. Female Leaders: Know Your Value – Dr. Jill Guindon-Nasir

6. 4 Ways to Prevent Gender Inequality in Leadership – Elba Pareja-Gallagher

7. Advice for Female Leaders – Dr. Shirley Raines

Get Leadercast NOW to learn many more insights into women’s challenges in the workplace.

Imagine a gender-equal world…
– A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.
– A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
– A world where difference is valued and celebrated.
– Together we can forge women’s equality.
– Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.


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