— Sally Blount, Ph.D., dean of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and one of the few female deans of a top, global business school, in an article about what it takes for a woman to excel in a male-dominated field. She lists five requirements, including having an unwavering work ethic. Continue reading
— Carli Lloyd, member of the US soccer team that won two Olympic Gold medals and the 2012 World Cup, in in an interview in the Makers video series. She talks about how, after being cut from the U.S Under 21 National Team, she had to put new effort into honing her skills, her and her character to reinvent her career and reach her peak performance. Continue reading
— Writer Jo Piazza describing on Forbes.com her safari guide, Evaline Sintoya Mayetu, one of a very few women working as safari guides in Kenya. Her article, titled “Meet the Woman Breaking the Safari Industry’s Glass Ceiling,” talks about Evaline’s challenges along the path to this career. Continue reading
— Theresa May, the United Kingdom’s new Prime Minister, who faces some of the same types of bias women in other leadership roles face; namely, being underestimated because she’s a woman and having her wardrobe the object of scrutiny. Continue reading
— Sheryl Sandberg, giving thoughts about career and success in a “Maker’s” interview. She also recommends looking at the kind of company and its potential for growth rather than just at the job you’d be taking. Continue reading
— Sarah Reinertsen, Ironman Triathlete, and member of the “Women in Sport” panel at the 2016 AWESOME Symposium. Continue reading
— Jackie Sturm, recipient of the 2016 AWESOME Legendary Leadership Award, referring to how women can further their own career prospects and those of other women. Read more of Jackie’s comments at the AWESOME Symposium, as well as insights from Annette Clayton, Jackie’s co-recipient.
— Eric Sprunk, Nike COO, welcoming participants in the 2016 Symposium to Nike World Headquarters on opening night of the Symposium.
— Inspiring words from the Nike video that opened the 2016 AWESOME Symposium hosted by NIKE, Inc. in April. Serena Williams was the voice-over for the video, which reflects Nike’s view that “If you have a body, you are an athlete.”
— Deshauna Barber, Army Reserve officer and logistics commander who represented Washington, D.C. in the Miss USA contest and who will now represent the U.S. in the Miss Universe contest. She also works as an IT analyst for the U.S. Department of Commerce and is the first-ever member of the U.S. military to win the competition.