Women Leadership

Inclusive Leadership in the Pentagon?

Ever since I met him, I have hoped this would happen someday, and it has! President-Elect Joseph Biden is nominating General Lloyd J. Austin III as the new Secretary of Defense. Why am I using this space to write about a government nomination? Because General Austin is an inclusive leader – he demonstrates the kind …

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Women Belong in All Places Where Decisions Are Being Made

The late Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the US until her death on September 18, 2020, left us with this challenge.  Decisions are made every day by virtually every single human being around the world.  Some decisions are small and personal (“Should I wear my blue or my black …

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The Fallacy of Executive Order 13950

The recent Executive Order 13950 prohibits federal agencies, contractors, and grant recipients from using training that integrates specific content such as critical race theory or white privilege.  These have been deemed by the administration as “…training or propaganda effort that teaches or suggests either (1) that the United States is an inherently racist or evil …

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I. Don’t. Get. It.

Picture this: A practice-oriented, elective graduate course focused on navigating the challenges of equity, diversity, and inclusion that one may face in his or her career. A diverse group of students. All privileged in the sense of having a four year degree and embarking on a masters degree. Different in their lived experiences of gender, ethnicity, socio-economic background, family structure, regional upbringing, physical ability, and so on. A group of bright, well-intended, kind individuals. Different in their personal or observed experience with discrimination of many types.