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EP 18   |   August 19, 2022

The Future of Women in Leadership

Jennifer “Jae” Pi’ilani Requiro
Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion for AEG

Renee Mahaffey Harris
President/CEO, Center for Closing the Health Gap

Felicia Williams
Fellow, CEO Action for Racial Equity & Senior Vice President, Macy’s, Inc.

with Farah Bala


After decades of continued fighting for women’s rights, pay equity, representation in the workforce, and in leadership roles, it took a pandemic to put women back 8 years in terms of representation, and the overturn of Roe vs Wade in the United States has put women back even further. And yet, through global national leaders we see the immense power and effectiveness of a woman leader. What are the innate qualities of being a woman that are so effective in leading organizations? What is it going to take to sustain female representation in leadership, especially women of color, and bring them back to the workforce?

This episode covers:

  • the crucial role of sponsorship, leading with our unique identities and cultural values, and learning from mistakes that aid building one's career trajectory

  • the unique superpowers that make women effective leaders

  • the role of engaging in local, grassroots policies that shape women's role in society, in organizations, that ultimately lead to their presence in leadership moving forward.

  • what advocacy looks like on an individual, collective and organizational level

  • and much more!

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