HR Trends: Women In Leadership: Resilience Through Change

Radiocasts | November 12, 2013 by Bonnie D. Graham

Today’s buzz: Resilience. Just the facts, ma’am. Women comprise 53% of entry-level workers, 40% of managers, 35% of directors, 27% of VPs, 24% of SVPs, 19% of C-suite execs. Impressive. But the number of women in Fortune 500 top leadership roles in 2012 stayed the same as 2011. Say, what? The experts speak.

Jazmine Boatman, DDI: “Never mistake a woman’s silence for her ignorance, her calmness for her acceptance, her kindness for weakness.” (Anonymous)

Jill McGillen, Next Turn: “A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” (Eleanor Roosevelt)

Katherine Jones, Bersin by Deloitte: “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.” (Mother Teresa)

Janet Wood, SAP: “My priorities are customers first, the organization second, myself and my team third. If I do the first two right, my team and I will benefit and be successful.”

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