In episode two, Roshan Thiran examines the life of Oprah Winfrey. A true rags to riches story, Queen Oprah revolutionised television talk shows and continues to make great strides as an entrepreneur.
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By MINDA ZETLIN
What should a woman in a newly powerful position do when she first gets there? "Exactly the same as a man would do", seems like an easy answer, but it's not good enough. Although good leadership is good leadership, women have unique challenges because they're women and men have different unique challenges.
By ROSHAN THIRAN
When the views of world leaders align with research data, as business leaders we cannot afford to ignore the message that this sends: If our businesses, communities and our nations are to thrive, we must not only do more to encourage talented women into leadership roles, but we must also act faster to ensure we close...
By ROSHAN THIRAN
As a leader, Britain's Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher recognised that she alone bore the responsibility of her decisions and understood that it meant being loved and hated for it. As leaders, we must get used to this fact.
By LIM KA EA
It seems that the media is convinced that women spend their lives cooking, cleaning, taking care of the baby, primping (and not forgetting longing for that diamond engagement ring), essentially reinforcing the gender stereotype of women being domesticated, materialistic and superficial.
By MATT NAYLOR
When trying to develop their own leadership styles, many people will use their natural personality as a baseline. And while this is usually the best recipe for success in coming off as genuine to those under your payroll, you may need to curtail certain elements of yourself to enhance your leadership capabilities.
By LOUISA DEVADASON
In most realms, women seem to implicitly view other women as competition. And, taking an honest look at my own life experiences, the uncomfortable truth is that the majority of individuals who picked on me, put me down or were just plain nasty – were other women.
Mentorship, flexibility and training are all crucial elements to enable women to become leaders. But if you don’t work hard to find that balance between work and family, and you don’t take the opportunities presented to you (and you don’t try), you may just miss that promotion.