Women In Leadership Part 1-The Super Fantastic Leadership Show


171: Women In Leadership Part 1

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Today begin’s our two-show episode about women in leadership. As a woman who was once a direct employee in a corporate environment and reported directly to the president of the company as a Regional Manager and the Director of Leadership Development, I have much to contribute on the topic.

The truth is, women are treated differently in the workplace. As a woman in leadership, I have experienced it. One of the biggest questions we are left to answer however is what we can do about it and how to be aware and work with the bias’ we all possess.  And, is it getting any better?

We start off this week’s show with a few examples of ways that, as women, we are inadvertently treated differently. For example, I will share a few examples of “man-splaining”, ways I’ve been told to run my business and interrupted mid-presentation to ask if I was paying attention. Additionally, there is the old issue of women not being able to be angry lest they be seen as hysterical or aggressive when they share an opinion.  

And, it isn’t just men either; a woman told another one they would be hiring someone who won’t have as many needs, and then showed her the resumes of two men

Last but not least, there is the continued issue with pay disparity that has been ongoing for centuries.

If this begins to sound too negative and without a ray of hope, that couldn’t be further from the truth. There is and has been much movement regarding the discrimination with women as leaders and we have a great interview next week that you will want to listen too also.

Let us know what you think!


  • Julie Whitman

    Daphne and Marta,

    You bring up some very good points in this podcast. I am very lucky that in my prior work at Regis University and in my work with EIM (for past 10 yrs), I have never heard or felt any sort of biases against me based on my sex! Three cheers for wonderful organizations!

    I look forward to hearing your podcast about working mothers in leadership! This can be a tricky juggle, and it is a topic not addressed often in leadership blogs, podcasts, etc.

    Keep up the great work,

  • Daphne

    Thanks a lot Julie! I can’t wait for you to hear this Friday’s show either and would love to hear your thoughts as a mom who also works outside of the home! Thanks for listening and I am so thrilled to know about your experience too.

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