Women and Leadership | Women Powering Business

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  • January 22, 2013

Women Leaders Conference; Women Powering Business Conference

Why is it important to have women in leadership positions? Our panel of esteemed women discusses.

Top women leaders shared their experiences, advice and insight during the first-ever Women Driving Business breakfast panel hosted by Randstad US. A diverse panel of women exchanged thought-provoking ideas and inspiring stories before an audience of nearly 150 guests. The dialogue aimed to elevate the conversation around women leaders in the workplace.

"This event has been planned to help foster cultures that promote women," said Randstad CEO of North America, Linda Galipeau, who led the panel discussion. "We are hoping that throughout this event, we all gain more strategies, best practices and ideas from the leaders here today."

Women in Leadership Panel

• Keynote speaker: Susie Wolff, a development driver for the William's Formula One (F1) team
• Academic: Pamela Scully, Chair of the Department of Women's Studies, Emory University 
• Business: Pat Falotico, Vice President, IBM 
• HR: Stacie Hagan, Chief People Officer, EarthLink, Inc. 
• Philanthropic: Marilyn W. Midyette, CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Topics in the women leadership conference were a wide range of issues including, balance work and family, the importance of mentors/sponsorships, characteristics of successful women and how companies can encourage women to pursue advancement opportunities

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Articles Cited:
'Why Women Still Can't Have It All' by Anne-Marie Slaughter in Atlantic Magazine 
"Are Women Better Leaders than Men?" by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman in Harvard Business Review