Partnership & Possibilities – Episode 9, Season 3

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Partnership & Possibilities: A Podcast on Leadership in Organizations
EPISODE 9: LEANING IN

“It’s really about stepping into your power, and believing that you have more power than many women typically do.”


Running time 34:48

Have you read Lean In? Or have you experienced some of the issues discussed in today’s podcast? Maybe someone you know, a mother, sister, friend, wife, grandmother? How have you or they worked through some of these challenges?

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Summary
Intro – Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg – what is it really about?
8:28 – Cultural expectations of what women should be: nurturing, warmer, nicer.
13:07 – Cognitive diversity in the workplace.
19:17 – What does being at the table mean and what are the differences between men and women?
21:56 – Change in leadership style over the years brings similarities between men and women but differences arise based on life experiences.
27:00 – Recognizing one’s own power: “the most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
28:42 – The existence of the executive washroom – are barriers breaking down?
32:51 – The need for institutional support – to be continued.

Resources
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders by Alice Eagly
Talking from 9 to 5: Women and Men at Work by Deborah Tannen
Scott Page

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