Hit Refresh – Satya Nadella CEO Microsoft

Recently I listened to the NPR interview with @SatyaNadella and I loved the thoughtfulness behind his new book.  #HitRefresh.

Sataya said during the interview “…. when you refresh your browser not everything changes, just the pixels that needed to change have changed…”.

Companies and people get overwhelmed by overthinking, not everything needs to be different – keep it simple. Change comes one pixel at a time.  Is it time to #HitRefresh?

“At the core, Hit Refresh is about us humans and the unique quality we call empathy, which will become ever more valuable in a world where the torrent of technology will disrupt the status quo like never before.”

– Satya Nadella from Hit Refresh 

 

@BillGates @Satya Nadella

UN – 40 Million People Trapped in Slavery, Most are Women and Girls

A new report released today by the United Nations states that there were 40 Million people trapped in slavery in 2016. 71% of these are women and girls. Read the article here.

600,000 thousand of these are in the USA alone, we must work together to end this abomination. YOU can do something.  We support the KCJusticeProject which educates how to recognize victims, and works with the FBI to prevent Human Trafficking. To learn more donate here.

You can watch the founder’s TEDX talk below.

 About a quarter of modern slavery victims were children, including those forced to marry as children and those in sexual exploitation. About 1 million children were victims of commercial sexual exploitation in 2016 and 3.8 million adults were in forced sexual exploitation. Women and girls accounted for 99% of sexual exploitation victims and 88% of forced marriage victims.

Why Does Corporate America Have so Few Female CEOs?

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Recently, I had a deep conversation with my friend @GeoffDeWeaver, which prompted him to re-publish this article, much of what we discussed is included, and I thought you might find it interesting from a male perspective.  Turns out Geoff and I have lived and been in similar circles  across the globe, and both of us still find this an awestruck question – its 2016 and time for a change, and who can change it – we can. You will see more from both of us on this topic.

Bottom-line: ..”having leaders with diverse experiences and backgrounds often translates to financial success. Whether it’s grades at school, university or ongoing – Female Founders Outperform Their Male Peers and deserve to continue to keep smashing the ‘glass ceiling’ in the corporate business market.” Geoff De Weaver

“You can not possibly have the best team if you are missing 50% of the talent pool, and women who are here and in the “game” are extremely good because they have had to beat all the odds – so in reality when you add a woman to your team you are getting a triple AAA player.” Jax Harrison

Excerpts: In a recent LinkedIn Pulse post, Sallie Krawcheck, summarized women empowerment perfectly. Sallie stated:

2016 will be the year in which the forces of entrepreneurialism and feminism converge. Together, they will drive a long-wave, golden age of female entrepreneurship, which will be a positive for all of us: positive and empowering for the women who make the leap, good for the economy, good for consumers, and good for society.”

AND, then wrote:

‘Look around, and you’re beginning to see a critical mass of inspirational, successful female entrepreneurs,leading the way and providing examples. They’ve founded and run businesses such as 23andMe, Rent the Runway, TheRealReal, Birchbox, Spanx, Stitch Fix, Dry Bar, BaubleBar, Tory Burch, The Honest Company, Houzz, Lynda.com. And the list gets longer every day. No playing by the boys-club rules for these entrepreneurs. No asking permission. And they are forever banishing the concept that women’s businesses are supposed to be little or cute or limited to small-scale, home crafts. Or make-up. And their success is resonating, such that when I’m on business school and college campuses, entrepreneurialism is discussed at every meeting I have with female students.’

30 Most creative Women in Advertising 2016

The advertising industry is still largely run by men – but here are 30 of the  top female contenders that we should get to know – Brilliant! 30 Most Creative Women in Advertising see a couple of my faves below!

https://youtu.be/5B72gxr6UHc

by 7. Kate Stanners, chief creative officer and partner at Saatchi & Saatchi

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The most recent Always #LikeAGirl video tackles emojis.

https://youtu.be/L3BjUvjOUMc

by 5. Judy John, CEO and chief creative officer at Leo Burnett Canada