Guest Contributor

Meet our remarkable guest contributors from emerging economies. They span all ages, sectors, positions and regions. Here they share their personal journeys, lessons learned and advice to help other women – like you – on your path to succeess.

How and Why Dads of Daughters Are Leaders in Women’s Advancement

Michelle Travis - Author

All men have a stake in advancing gender equality, and many men are powerful allies without having daughters. But dads of daughters are often particularly motivated to recognize the need for advancing gender equality in their workplaces, and they are uniquely well-positioned to pick up the baton and start running…

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How Bank of America Exec, Morgan Whitacre, Became an Advocate for Gender Equality

Note from Rania – I’m often asked how men can be advocates and allies for gender balance. Here’s a glimpse into why and how Morgan Whitacre, Head of Client Underwriting & Protection Consumer & Small Business Bank at Bank of America, champions equity. I was blown away when I joined Bank of America five years […]

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What a Female Boss Taught Me that My Macho Male Bosses Never Did

Steve Litwer

Over the course of my career, I worked mostly for, and with, a number of aggressive, high-achievement-oriented men. But then I had a female boss and learned a whole new, more effective approach…

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100 Women Building Bridges to Career Success

TETYANA STRELCHENKO The Way Women Work

Over the past six months, nearly 100 ambitious women across seven cities in Ukraine met every month in a career advancement circle or book club. You won’t want to miss this powerful story from Tanya about the lives and careers that have been transformed through the program, including her own…

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Ask: Where Are the Women?

David Rowell The Way Women Work Where are the Women

The status quo should not be accepted as given. Sometimes it takes just one person, and perhaps just one question, to spur us and others into action…

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How the Six Success Habits Changed One Woman’s Life

Dear Rania, My name is Alina Komisar from Kyiv, Ukraine. In March 2018 you led a training session at America House Ukraine for women. With this letter I would love to thank you for the positive changes your energy and ideas brought in my life. When I met you, I was in sort of a depression […]

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Male Mentors Still Key to Success of Female Founders

Most of us can recount a meal or meeting with a colleague or boss that was game-changing for our career. For much of our careers, women have been in such a minority, that male mentors were likely to be…

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The Case for Including White Men in the Corporate Diversity Discussion

Ernst & Young LLP’s October 2017 survey, “EY Studies Race, Gender and Exclusion at Work,” was an attempt to study different demographic groups’ sense of “belonging” and see if respondents have felt personally excluded at work, and why. The study included a sample size of more than 1,000 full-time employed U.S. Americans. Researchers found that […]

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Pronoun Thoughts – She and He

Brad Feld realized that his default pronoun for writing and speaking has been male gendered. As he continued to become more aware of pronoun usage, he resolved to …

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Tough Career Choices and the Men Who Mentored, Sponsored Me

Lourdes Lamasney

How taking a risk, my father, boss, and work partner helped accelerate my advertising career across two continents…

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