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Women's History Month Reading List 2019: The 10 most popular articles from the Leading Women Blog

Equipping women to deal with gender dynamics "History must be learned in pieces. This is partly because we have only pieces of the past...which give us glimpses of what has been but never the whole reality." Thomas Cahill, author:  Sailing the Wine Dark Sea This quote about the fragmentary nature of history reminded me of the photo I took of the goddess Artemis in the museum on the Greek Island of Delos (her birthplace). Artemis, the huntress, was one of the most widely venerated ancient Greek goddesses and seeing her I reveled in the thought that in certain cultures deities could be - and still can be - women. In the U.S. and many other countries around the world we are very far from such cultures and far from any historic understanding of how the status of women has changed over time. Instead, as Marianne Cooper of Stanford University's Clayman Institute for Gender Research has said, We spend much more time giving girls pep-talks than we do talking to them about sexism. Our need to encourage them over and over again... actually renders invisible the reasons that we need to be so encouraging in the first place. The invisibility (dare I say denial) of sexism runs deep. Read ON!
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HAPPY PI DAY 2019!

Happy PI Day! Here at Leading Women we want to talk about the state of women in STEM fields.  Below are some interesting articles that we have found and want to share with you:  Photo Credit: Pillsbury.com Triple Berry Pi Day Pie
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In Case You Missed It: February 2019 Edition

On a timely basis we curate fabulous articles about closing the leadership gender gap on our Facebook page, LinkedIn Leading Women group and company page, and also Tweet them out.  We then share the the best of the best here on our blog! 
5 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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In Case You Missed It: January 2019 Edition

On a timely basis we curate fabulous articles about closing the leadership gender gap on our Facebook page, LinkedIn Leading Women group and company page, and also Tweet them out.  We then share the the best of the best here on our blog! 
5 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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Leadership Changes @ Leading Women

Susan Colantuono, Founder & CEO of Leading Women, the world's premier consulting firm for bringing Gender Balance to corporate leadership, is pleased to announce the promotion of Kelly Lockwood Primus to President & COO. Effective immediately, Kelly, who has been SVP of Strategic Client Solutions since 2013, will take over the helm of Leading Women as Susan shifts her focus to the development of new research and solutions utilized in the intellectual property, which has made Leading Women the cutting-edge resource it has become. As President and COO, Kelly will oversee day-to-day operations, business development and client relationship management.
2 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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2018 Top 10 Most Read Leading Women Blogs - In Case You Missed It

Male Allies in STEM: How to Recognize Them & How to Become One "This blog is a departure in this way. Because it is a capstone for one of our Reverse Mentoring programs, it is a compilation of articles written by women and men on what it takes to be a great male ally for women in STEM. And rather than focus on who male allies are, the positions they hold or an academic definition of the term "male ally," here we focus on what male allies (and others) do to support the creation of level playing fields for women (especially those in STEM)....
11 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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In Case You Missed It: December 2018 Edition

On a timely basis we curate fabulous articles about closing the leadership gender gap on our Facebook page, LinkedIn Leading Women group and company page, and also Tweet them out.  We then share the the best of the best here on our blog! 
5 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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In Case You Missed It: November 2018 Edition

On a timely basis we curate fabulous articles about closing the leadership gender gap on our Facebook page, LinkedIn Leading Women group and company page, and also Tweet them out.  We then share the the best of the best here on our blog! 
5 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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In Case You Missed It: October 2018 Edition

On a timely basis we curate fabulous articles about closing the leadership gender gap on our Facebook page, LinkedIn Leading Women group and company page, and also Tweet them out.  We then share the the best of the best here on our blog! 
5 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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Company Challenges, Leading Women Can Help!

What challenges are companies seeking to address when they contact Leading Women?  
4 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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