by Leila Kashani · 20 May 2020 · 4 min read
In one of my first work assignments post-graduate school, I was the newbie and assigned to help analyze our division's employee engagement survey results. And to come up with key recommendations we could implement to create a better work community.
While more women are rising to the top of the corporate ladder, a question persists: Why do female CEOs still comprise such a small percentage of the highest leadership positions? Despite the fact that research underscores women's capabilities as corporate leaders and their positive effects on organizations.
The Emotional Process Helping Women Leaders Thrive
"Can you turn on your video, please?" That was about a year ago when I was on a global call. I was called out by another leader, and I totally panicked. No one ever had called me out for not having my video camera on during a meeting.
Our world is currently hindered, scared, and uncertain due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CEOs are beginning to ask not only how to survive the pandemic, but what they will be surviving into.
It seemed like everything happened overnight because, well… it did. One moment, my team and I were business as usual, running a multi-million-dollar edible cookie dough company I built from scratch in my at-home kitchen five years ago and the next we were sitting in an emergency management team meeting asking ourselves, "What do we do now?" Things had escalated in New York, and we were all called to do our part in "flattening the curve" and "slowing the spread."
During a recent meeting on Microsoft Teams, I couldn't seem to get a single word out.
CEO Christine Specht shares her experience running a multi-unit restaurant franchise during a time when countless businesses are failing to stay afloat.
Economic reset buttons will soon be pressed. When they do, there will be thousands of opportunities for women leaders to showcase their strengths.