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You are the Leader You’ve Been Waiting For

African American woman sitting at desk looking empowered as a leader
Do you think of yourself as a leader? You should, because whether you realize it or not, you are the leader you’ve been waiting for. We often think of leadership as a strictly innate quality that you either have or you don’t and live in a culture that strongly associates leadership qualities with male characteristics. In fact, for most of history, the most powerful leadership positions have been held by nearly all men. Although women have made great strides, we continue to face gender and intersectional inequities that seem to simply change shape rather than go away. Women’s work is never done and continues to go unrecognized and be undervalued. We all know what it is like to be “speaking while female,” “mansplained,” or finding…

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