Summary of Advice from Women Who Lead

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Advice from Women Who Lead summary
Acquire pearls of wisdom from 18 inspirational women who are changing the world.


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When the Aspen Ideas Festival brought 18 female leaders together to speak about the crux of leadership, a common thread emerged: Leadership comes from the heart. Each speaker presents her motivation, purpose and leadership lesson in a short, inspirational address. getAbstract recommends their collection of poignant personal stories to all aspiring and veteran leaders – men and women alike – interested in leading others toward a higher purpose.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What characteristics constitute authentic leadership
  • What obstacles female leaders confront
  • How working women often achieve work-life balance
  • How women leaders can fight for a better world


Men and women in positions of authority often feel like “imposters.” But power unveils your true self, so allow it to unlock your potential. Authentic leaders are inspired to...
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About the Speakers

Pamela Reeves, a gender adviser to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, hosts 17 other female leaders from a diversity of fields including business, academia and politics.

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