Crisis Conversations: Women and Leadership

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Aug. 28, 2020

The above photo is of Shirley Chisholm. Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to Congress, representing New York's 12th congressional district from 1969 to 1983. In 1972, Chisholm also became the first Black woman major-party candidate to run for President of the United States.

Crisis Conversations–Live from Better Life Lab is hosted by Brigid Schulte and produced by David Schulman.

Kamala Harris just made history as the first woman of color nominated for national office by a major party. So why, after so much time and money have been spent on diversity initiatives, and on women’s leadership conferences and the like, are there still so few women — particularly women of color — in leadership positions in politics, in academia, and in American business?

Join us as women leaders and thinkers share what needs to change to create space for more diverse women leaders, and to enable them to thrive. And why — especially now — that matters so much, for all of us.

To take on this topic, Better Life Lab's Brigid Schulte is joined by:

  • Laura Morgan Roberts, Professor of Practice, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business and Author, Beating the Odds and Race and Leadership: The Black Experience in the Workplace
  • Ilana Fischer, Chief Executive Officer, Whisps
  • Adrienne Penta. Managing Director, Brown Brothers Harriman and Executive Director, Center for Women & Wealth
  • Toni Irving, Professor of Practice, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business and former Executive Director, Get IN Chicago

To hear more of this episode including stories and questions from callers, click here. You can also find this episode wherever you listen to your podcasts. The video and transcript of the conversation are down below.

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