Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Salesforce EVP Who Got Coworkers Equal Pay Wants You To Know This About Leadership - FORBES

by Leyla Seka
Originally published: March 28, 2017
Publisher: Forbes.com 

International Women’s Day may be behind us, but the theme, #BeBoldforChange, has stuck with me. It got me thinking that it’s the perfect directive for women’s leadership in the workplace. When leaders are loud, fearless and bold, they can make a real impact on their environment. Personally, I’m known for shaking things up, being ‘bossy,’ making noise — and I love it. I embrace these adjectives because they are exactly what has allowed me to be effective in my career and create high-performing teams.

Equality begins when employees are empowered to use their voices to create change, and it takes active leadership to get there. So how can women business leaders use their platforms to create a culture of action and promote equality for all within their workplaces? There are three key things every woman must do:

Stand up for what you believe in.

When I graduated college, my father wanted me to go to law school.