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Episode Info: “Only she who attempts the absurd achieves the impossible.” – Robin Morgan Gloria opens the podcast by discussing an article she recently read claiming that the next CEO of Wells Fargo would be a female human shield. The article argues that it would be a step backwards for women because this role is ‘unprecedentedly terrible’ and the new CEO would have to navigate difficult situations such as prior scandals, plummeting assets, legal issues, and regulatory and political pressures. However, Gloria argues that women should seize the opportunity to take on impossible jobs just like this one because it’s precisely within the chaos that companies are open to new ideas and a leader can move effectively to implement her own changes.In this episode, Gloria highlights the importance of shifting the current ideology of ‘power over’ to ‘power to.’ She argues that power is an infinite resource, especially when it comes to innovation, imagination, and ingenuity. Gloria speaks to her own experience taking on an impossible job and the exhilaration she felt when she accomplished her goals. Finally, Gloria provides three specific reasons why women should continue to push their own limits and take on roles that many have deemed impossible. This Take The Lead Women podcast is brought to you by Michael Stars, my favorite go-to site for stylish casual wear. Once I put on one of their yummy soft t-shirts, I don’t want to take it off! I especially love to shop there because Michael Stars CEO Suzanne Lerner leads the company’s philanthropy to support social justice causes like the Ms. Foundation, A Call To Men, and, of course, Take The Lead! Go to https://www.michaelstars.com/ to see their irresistible clothing and use the promo code ‘LEAD10’ to receive 10% off just for Take The Lead listeners. Sign up here for the Take The Lead newsletter: https://www.taketheleadwomen.com/email-signupLearn more about Take The Lead’s Leadership Tools here: https://www.taketheleadwomen.com/leadership-toolsOther Resources and Linkshttps://abovethelaw.com/2019/05/the-next-ceo-of-wells-fargo-will-be-a-female-human-shield/ American Psychologist study finds that people now see women as ambitious as menhttps://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/amp-amp0000494.pdfHarvard Business Review report: https://hbr.org/2019/09/the-gender-gap-in-6-chartshttps://newsroom.wf.com/press-release/corporate-and-financial/wells-fargo-names-charles-w-scharf-chief-executive-officerhttps://www.newsweek.com/sexism-work-women-are-less-ambitious-men-employers-say-755158Podcast: The Difference Between Ambition and Intentionhttps://www.taketheleadwomen.com/podcast/012Gloria Feldt’s Website – https://gloriafeldt.com/ Gloria Feldt’s Twitter – https://twitter.com/GloriaFeldt Gloria Feldt’s Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/gloriafeldt/Take The Lead Website – https://www.taketheleadwomen.com/Take the Lead Twitter – https://twitter.com/takeleadwomenTake the Lead...
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