What do women need to know right now?
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Why are women the future of leadership?
Campus activism, Hill says, was one of the catalysts for what became the #MeToo movement.
Hill believes women should approach all people with the desire to understand the context of their lives, not what happened to them in a single moment.
Hill reminds women that they already have many superpowers to use as they craft their futures.
Hill says, the 1991 Senate hearings “shaped who she was and what she could do in the world.”
Now more than ever, Hill says, there is space for different, authentic voices to emerge as long as they are “strong and clear.”
Power explains that the best leaders know how to “step into the shoes of other people.”
Power says women should develop a thirst for learning that prompts them to believe themselves “capable of making a difference.”
Samantha Power speaks about how organizing across borders can overcome international challenges.
"Coalitions come together through leadership."
"I think the best writing occurs when there's some question you're burning to understand."
"I think there's going to be a real opportunity in a couple years to renovate and replenish some of these institutions and to bring in a whole new wave of talent."
Smith reflects on how future leaders could unite people across artificial divisions by appealing to their shared humanity.
Bold female writers influenced Smith at the beginning of her journey into poetry, inspiring her to cultivate a courageous voice.
Smith found her voice as a writer by looking closely at moments of unrest that motivated her to sit down and write.
Smith believes spoken-word poetry brings traditional style to new audiences excited by the possibility of language.
Smith tells the story of how she came to discover, almost by accident, the central theme of her collection Wade in the Water.
Women must continue to be the “advocates of humanity” and find the courage to stand up for what they believe, Sirleaf says.
Strong positions, consistent with her values, grounded Sirleaf throughout her remarkable and transformative career in politics.
Sirleaf explains how appointing the first female chief of police changed the lives of women in her country.
Sirleaf describes how women voters helped her become the first democratically elected female president in Africa.
Sirleaf talks about the global reach of the infectious disease: “This disease crosses borders without a visa.”
Crime against women is an “unfinished area of progress” in her country, Sirleaf says. She continues to work with lawmakers to fix it.
Binagwaho says future leaders should acknowledge that they can be good at many things and follow that advice where it leads.
In searching for her own identity, Binagwaho researched Rwanda’s tumultuous history to better serve all its people.
Binagwaho speaks about how a chance meeting with Paul Farmer brought Partners In Health to Rwanda.
A “quick solution is the enemy of sustainability,” says Binagwaho. Resilience kept her and her partners on track when establishing enduring systems.
“Changing the world for good means giving people the knowledge to do so,” says Binagwaho on the founding of Rwanda’s University of Global Health Equity.
Binagwaho chose to dedicate her life to those without power by creating health systems that benefit her people.
Ntaiya believes leaders shape the future when they “pick someone up,” giving them the chance to achieve more than they did.
For Ntaiya, providing women a strong and safe environment in which to learn is the most effective way to inspire change.
Ntaiya built a school in a Kenyan village so that girls could get an education and thereby determine their own futures.
When thinking about how to educate girls, Ntaiya emphasizes bettering every aspect of life—from health and wellness to studying.
Ntaiya and President Johnson compare Kenyan and American education cohort programs that encourage success through teamwork.
Ntaiya wants to expand her mission to develop more passionate leaders by creating a model that can be replicated in other communities.
Dahl tells leaders to “do what you love to do,” and never rush letting a plan unfold as your life unfolds.
Dahl says finding collaborators across the globe who refused to turn away from the world’s problems changed her work.
Rwanda’s detailed vision for its future allowed Dahl and Partners In Health to see which aspects they could help the country achieve.
Trusting the right people and doing good work allowed Dahl to form a resilient network and create a lasting impact across the world.
Dahl discusses what healthcare professionals in the United States can learn from countries like Rwanda.
Earning a social work degree and community organizing gave Sherman the skills to adapt as she led negotiations with politicians and dictators.
Sherman recalls how strong female leaders in the Obama administration shaped negotiations with Iran.
Sherman urges leaders to be their authentic selves, and to understand and own the power they have.
Sherman’s advice for young women is to let twists and turns in careers and family life influence their lives.
One lesson Sherman has learned during her career is that “power is not inherently bad, dirty, or corrupt—it’s how we use it.”
Sherman takes us insides negotiations with North Korea and shares her insights on the present state of relations.