GEC #12 Billie Jean King

Author: Future Manager Research Center “Any woman born around 1943 has had to endure so many changes – in her educational experience, in her working life, in sex, in her roles, her expectations. But with me, it always seemed like I was also on the cutting edge of that change.” This sense of being ahead…

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GEC #11 Marisela Escobedo Ortiz

Author: Future Manager Research Center Today’s protagonist is a woman who has carried a burden on her shoulders that few other people would have been able to carry. We are not talking about a politician or a business woman, much less an acclaimed writer; this is the story of a mother, Marisela Escobedo Ortiz. Before…

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GEC #10 Momoko Nojo

Author: Future Manager Research Center The early 1990s were often described as onna no jidai or “the era of women”. Women in Japan had not only attained a large measure of equality in a highly affluent society, but they could exercise freedom in choosing from a variety of options. At that time, it seemed they…

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GEC #9 Gro Harlem Brundtland

Author: Future Manager Research Center In an in-depth interview for Japanese political affairs magazine Chuo-Koron, Gro Harlem Brundtland discussed everything from the secret of successful leadership to achieving a nuclear weapon-free world. When she was asked about the most necessary characteristics to be a leader she answered: “I think you have to be grounded in…

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GEC #8 Sofia Bekatorou

Author: Future Manager Research Center Gender-based violence can happen to anyone, children or adults, regardless of one’s gender orientation or sexual identity. We are living in a moment in history in which traditional power structures are being meaningfully challenged and marginalized voices are speaking out about their experiences. These voices are an attempt to challenge…

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GEC #7 Neelie Kroes

Author: Future Manager Research Center “My advice for more women in top jobs: be daring, claim and enjoy your position at the table, introduce other great women. You already make the difference by being female. To organisations: equality is a success if for every mediocre man you select with the same ease mediocre women.” Neelie…

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GEC #6 Anne Lauvergeon

Author: Future Manager Research Center “I assure you, they can’t strangle me in a dark corner!” said Anne Lauvergeon, the embattled boss of one of France’s largest nuclear enterprises, when told that some would not mind strangling her out in the open, she leaned back and laughed. Known for her tenacity, she is one of…

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GEC #5 María Ángeles Cabré

Author: Future Manager Research Center Although the actual situation continues to be difficult to assess, the last two decades in Catalonia seem to have had a happy conclusion in the public sector, since the Catalonian Parliament approved the Law of Equality for Men and Women in July 2015. It was an incredible news, because it…

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GEC #4 Lilli Gruber

Author: Future Manager Research Center In Italy she is known for being one of the most respected and feared journalists on television, a woman of undeniable elegance, severe and balanced who is not afraid to say what she thinks. Lilli Gruber is not just a character on the small screen but she is much more:…

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GEC #3 Alicia Moreau de Justo

Author: Future Manager Research Center One of Argentina’s most distinguished and long-lived feminists and socialists, Alicia Moreau de Justo was a teacher, doctor, socialist activist, and journalist and was closely involved in the foundation of several human and women’s rights organizations. She has come to be viewed not only as a seminal figure in the…

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