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We recently asked you, the Conferences for Women community, what topics were most important to you in 2023. 

Your #1 answer was leadership. So, why leadership? Why now? Or better: Why not? 

There is no shortage of problems to address — in business, tech, healthcare, and beyond. And the desire to lead is often rooted in what so many of us yearn for today: a sense of purpose. One that helps create something better.

So, this Women’s History Month, we have insights into effective leadership for you from some of the most inspiring women we know: Ginni Rometty, former CEO of IBM; Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, leader of the team that created the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in just 66 days; and Naomi Osaka, tennis champion and mental health advocate.

We hope they inspire you to inspire others.

Ginni RomettyLeadership Tips from Former Fortune 500 CEO Ginni Rometty

“I think the most important thing you can do is develop a strong desire to keep learning in every situation you're in.” Read more.

Ginni Rometty, the former CEO of IBM and author of Good Power: Leading Positive Change in Our Lives, Work, and World

Kizzmekia Corbett3 Qualities that Helped the Leader of the Team that Developed the COVID Vaccine 

“I bring a skillset to leadership based on remembering that everyone on the team has a purpose for being there. And if we can just play on each person's strengths and personalities, it does help to improve everything we're trying to do as a team.” Read more.

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, leader of the team that created the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in just 66 days, Time Magazine “Hero of the Year,” Harvard University professor, and advocate for diversity in STEM. 

Naomi OsakaLeadership Doesn’t Mean You Always Know What You’re Doing

“I accept that I don’t know everything and I don’t want to know everything. I think being a student in life is much more interesting.” Read more.

Naomi Osaka, four-time Grand Slam champion and a leading role model for mental health awareness. 

What Women in This Community Think about Pay Equity 

Pay Equity Day is March 14 – and we’re celebrating with a big thank you to the 4,382 of you who answered our survey on the topic. As promised, here are highlights: 

  • More than 4 out of 10 said pay equity is more important in 2023 than pre-pandemic. 

  • 59.13 percent said they did not think businesses were serious about addressing pay equity in 2023.

  • 75.59 percent said they would be “likely,” “very likely,” or “extremely likely” to consider working for another organization if they found their pay unfair. 

Learn more.
Navigating Ageism at Work - The Forgotten DEI Factor

Now available to replay! Wharton School management professor Peter Cappelli offers actionable tips to navigate within an ageist workplace and foster a culture of inclusion and respect.

Thanks to State Street and the Boston Globe for supporting this latest episode in our free Justice, Equity, and Inclusion Series. Watch now.
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