Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

Executive Women, Finding (and Owning) Their Voice


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What does it mean for women to have a “voice” in meetings? How can they navigate perceptions around assertiveness, particularly when they are often judged more harshly than men? And is much of the conversation around women and leadership really just about power?  These are just a few of the themes that arose during interviews with four executives about the challenges they have faced at work over the years and the advice they would give to other women about surviving and thriving in the workplace.

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Access the full story here. (ALSO includes 3.07 min VIDEO clip of interview with Dara Richardson-Heron, CEO of YWCA, USA, and 3.15 min VIDEO clip of interview with Jody Greenstone Miller, CEO of Business Talent Group)

**Thank you to Tanya Ledesma, an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at San Antonio, for bringing this story to the attention of the Organizational Communication in the News team.**

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