TAKE THE LEAD  THIS WEEK
The World Economic Forum predicts women will reach leadership parity in 2095.
We say let's do it by 2025.  #25not95 - Share the hashtag, and we can do it together.
June 2nd, 2015: Edition 16
Our next FREE Virtual Happy Hour is right around the corner! Join us next Wednesday, 6/10 for a chat about gender, leadership, and Beyonce with WAM! Executive Director Jamia Wilson.
IN THE HEADLINES

Hillary Clinton isn't the most powerful woman in the world, but she's oh-so-close. According to Forbes, that title still belongs to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has held the top spot in their annual rankings since 2011. 

TELL ME MORE | SHARE THE STORY:    Like us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter    View our profile on LinkedIn

Now  that  is how you break the internet. Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, debuted her new identity on the  cover of Vanity Fair , and it's all kinds of stunning.
TELL ME MORE | SHARE THE STORY:   Like us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter   View our profile on LinkedIn

A glass ceiling that is nearly 800 years old  has just been broken: for the first time in its recorded history,  Oxford University will be led by a woman .

TELL ME MORE | SHARE THE STORY:   Like us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter   View our profile on LinkedIn


WHAT WE'RE READING

5 Transformational Habits That Create High-Impact Leadership
According to Inc., impactful leadership "is about making long-lasting positive and meaningful contributions." Yeah, you probably want to be doing that. Here's how.
READ IT AT INC.  SPREAD THE WISDOM:   Like us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter   View our profile on LinkedIn

My 5-Year-Old Daughter Recreates Photos of Heroic Women
Photographer Marc Bushelle teaches his daughter Lily about women's history by having her pose as various trailblazing women. The results are simply delightful.
READ IT AT BORED PANDA SPREAD THE WISDOM:   Like us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter   View our profile on LinkedIn

What I Wish I Could Go Back and Tell Myself on My Graduation Day
Welcome to the real world, new grads! It may seem scary now, but everything is going to be OK - really. Take it from someone who was once in your shoes.
READ IT AT LEVO LEAGUE  SPREAD THE WISDOM:   Like us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter   View our profile on LinkedIn

GOOD STUFF FROM OUR FRIENDS

Ventureneer is a digital media and market research company that provides education and training for small businesses and nonprofits. They've worked with Dell to analyze the barriers women face in starting new businesses and to identify tactics for overcoming them. If you're interested in female entrepreneurship, check out the book that came out of those efforts, Forget the Glass Ceiling: Build Your Business Without One.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"Back in the 1960's...I met one of my heroes, former Secretary of State Dean Acheson, after he delivered a speech. I never, ever imagined then that I would one day be appointed to Acheson's job. It's not that I lacked ambition; it's just that I had never seen a Secretary of State in a skirt."
- Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (the first woman to hold that position), in a commencement speech at Tufts University

Gloria Feldt's signature course, 9 Leadership Power Tools to Advance Your Career, kicks off its next online session on July 26th. If you're feeling stuck and want to advance faster in leadership and compensation, this is for you. Register now for the early-bird rate.
Like the good stuff you're getting from Take The Lead This Week? We're so glad! Please help us spread the word by forwarding this email to a few friends.
Received this newsletter from a friend? Sign up here!
Can't wait a week for updates? Connect with us on social media! 

Like us on Facebook      Follow us on Twitter      View our profile on LinkedIn      View our videos on YouTube      Find us on Google+
Want to receive fewer emails from Take The Lead? Click "Update Profile/Email Address" below to update your preferences.