“When we empower women, we unleash their talent for compassion, collaboration and communication, which can then be applied to solving other issues in our communities.” – Claudia Chan
Book Review By JUDITH NEWMAN, NY Times
I am woman, hear me roar, blah blah blah. Who needs all these female-empowerment books? After all, we are a nation where almost half the work force is women, where we outnumber men in graduation from college and make only 18 percent less than they do in median weekly earnings and … hmm. Well, the percentage of female chief executives leading Fortune 500 companies is at an all-time high! Of 6.4 percent. Wait, seriously? That can’t be right. Perhaps these books aren’t such a bad idea after all…
It’s certainly good to be reminded why women can and should make powerful leaders. This book tells women how they can harness their femaleness for success.
Chan is the boss and founder of S.H.E. Global Media, a company that holds symposiums around the world to foster women’s empowerment in the workplace. The child of striving Chinese immigrants who imbued her with a “survival mode and scarcity mentality,” Chan tells the story of her own transformation from a “me over we” to a “me for we” attitude, which helped her change her business as well as her life.
Gender equality, Chan argues, is better not only for our personal lives and our communities, but also for the corporate bottom line. She cites a 2016 Morgan Stanley report that suggests gender-diverse companies yield more profits: “Among the stocks ranked at the top of their global stock selection, stocks with higher gender diversity outperformed those with lower gender diversity.”
S.H.E. Summitis the renowned global leadership conference that takes place once-a-year to celebrate and accelerate the global advancement of women.
S.H.E. Summit is the flagship conference of S.H.E. GLOBL, the global leadership platform with the mission of achieving global gender equality by 2030. Founded by women’s leadership expert Claudia Chan, S.H.E. GLOBL works directly with corporations to accelerate their internal and external-facing women’s initiatives to drive innovation, attract and retain top talent and grow revenue. S.H.E. Globl helps corporations become leaders in the growing global gender equality movement.
Claudia Chanis a recognized expert on leadership and social entrepreneur dedicated to activating individuals and organizations to lead change in the world and advance gender equality.
We live in a time of unprecedented opportunity for women. Yet despite centuries of progress, true equality remains out of reach. What will it take to bring us to a tipping point? To leadership expert and social entrepreneur Claudia Chan, the key is shifting to a “me for we” mindset, where individuals root their effort in a mission far bigger than personal success, and getting everyone–women and men–to work together for social change.
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