Visibility matters: Inspire women leaders by showing women leaders

by Dana Rubin _____ Look around you. How many images of powerful women do you see? That's probably not enough, according to Iris Bohnet, a behavioral economist at Harvard who has studied the American workplace and found a lack of women leaders to look at. We all know...

How to get more women to run for office? Invite them

by Dana Rubin _____ Interview with Erin Vilardi of VoteRunLead Erin Vilardi is the Founder and Director of VoteRunLead, a national non-partisan organization focused on getting more women into public office. In its first 12 years, VoteRunLead provided training for...

Killing it on the TED Stage: Chris Anderson shares the secret sauce

by Dana Rubin _____ Near the beginning of his new book, TED impresario Chris Anderson confesses he’s “not naturally a great speaker.” He’s prone to too many ums and you knows, stumbles and grasps for the right word, and can come across as overly earnest. Nice trick....

Women’s equity: the size of the prize

by Dana Rubin _____ For a long time, many people assumed that with economic development, urbanization and increasing incomes, economic gender disparities would gradually get smaller and smaller. As women gained more professional opportunities, the equity problem would...

Illumination from the diva of presentation design

Every protagonist faces the same choices, says Nancy Duarte, CEO of Silicon Valley-based Duarte Design. She describes the protagonist’s dilemma in her latest book, Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies and Symbols….

Thought leadership in an eHarmony world

In his keynote at Pubcon in Las Vegas earlier this week, marketing guru Guy Kawasaki revealed that the key to successful marketing can be found in the online dating world. “Marketing is a Tinder world,” he said. “Not an eHarmony world.”

“Lincoln Speaks”: A Review

“Public sentiment is everything,” declared Abraham Lincoln in 1858 during his first senatorial debate with Stephen Douglas. “…He who molds public sentiment, goes deeper than he who enacts statues or pronounces decisions.”