Must Reads for Future-Focused Executives
The Edelman Trust Barometer 2023 Report
Edelman’s Trust Barometer® is an annual global survey measuring attitudes about trust in business, government, NGOs and the media. You can find the full report here. While last year’s title “Societal Leadership is Now a Core Function of Business” made my heart sing, this year’s is a reality we’ve all been living: “Navigating in a Polarized World.” These are informative and thought-provoking reports. However, I’ve found that they don’t stand alone. Panel discussions–YouTube videos from DAVOS for example, offer vital context.
The World Happiness Report 2021
This year’s World Happiness Report looks through the lens of COVID-19’s effects with this uplifting note:
“Global life evaluations have shown remarkable resilience in the face of COVID-19.”
If you are fan of Sonja Lyubormirksky and her thought leadership on human happiness, check out Chapter 6, Social Connection and Well-Being During COVID-19.
“…multiple factors that may account for individual differences in well-being and social connection across the globe, such as seeking out COVID-19 -related information, experiencing flow during the pandemic, using social media, being from a vulnerable population, living with a partner, and having positive psychological characteristics like gratitude or resilience.”
This weekly newsletter highlights “global headlines and events, via experts, who happen to be women.” It has quick-read descriptions so you can pick and choose where to do a deeper dive.
Women Leaders and Gender Equity
- Event Organizers’ Checklist for Greater Gender Equity: Clear, practical checklist from Women in Global Health to ensure greater parity for events.
- Article “It’s An Unequal World for Women in Business: How You Can Gain a Strategic Advantage” – Beth Hand, LinkedIn Pulse
- Article “How Gender Bias Hides Men Too” – Beth Hand, Huffington Post
- Article “The Confidence Gap” This is the well-written The Atlantic article by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman on the differences between men and women’s confidence levels.
- Article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” Anne-Marie Slaughter, former Director of Policy Planning under U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, wrote this powerful The Atlantic article challenging the notion women can have it all within the current systems.
- Article “How These Female High-Tech Company Employees Fought for Gender Equality” In this Forbes article, MeiMei Fox does a fantastic job showing how women can start where they are, wherever they are in their company to influence and shape a more inclusive, gender-friendly culture.
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