Gloria Steinem
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Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem, is an American feminist journalist and  writer, credited with founding the first women’s magazine “Ms.” in 1972. She is known for being a powerful spokesperson for the feminist movement in New York in the 1970s. Her famous quote was, “It takes work to make women visible and powerful in social media.” There are several obstacles...

Maya Angelou
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Maya Angelou

A civil rights activist. A poet. A writer. All the words I used just now describe perfectly the leader I am profiling today – Maya Angelou.  Maya Angelou was born in 1928 and built a career for herself in creative arts that spanned over 50 years. She was also awarded close to 50 honorary degrees...

Women L.E.A.D. Takes Amanda Gorman’s Advice
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Women L.E.A.D. Takes Amanda Gorman’s Advice

Last Wednesday’s Presidential Inauguration Ceremony highlighted an exceptional new voice.  Amanda Gorman touched the soul of a nation – and the globe – when she enlightened us with her poem, “The Hill We Climb.”  Ms. Gorman’s recitation suspended us in wonder, rediscovering our ability to embrace hope and believe in our progress as a nation. ...

Kamala Devi Harris
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Kamala Devi Harris

It is my absolute pleasure to present the Leader profile of the day – Kamala Devi Harris! It is a happy coincidence that our theme today is Radical Candor. The two pillars of radical candor are “challenge directly” and “care personally.” Kamala Harris began her professional career as a deputy district attorney for Alameda county....

Anna May Wong
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Anna May Wong

For today’s leader profile, I want to talk about Anna May Wong, the first Asian-American movie star, who came from a humble beginning, and spent her life forging a path in Hollywood for generations of Asian American actresses to come. Anna May was born in 1905 as the daughter of Chinese immigrants. She found passion...

Dr.Charpentier and Dr.Doudna        -Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2020
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Dr.Charpentier and Dr.Doudna -Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2020

Often, when discussing about women Leaders, we tend to think of leaders who lead a country or a corporate or an entrepreneur but very rarely women scientists.  Today, I want to share notes on couple of leaders who have revolutionized the life sciences world. As an engineer and a cancer survivor, I was always intrigues...

The Epitome of Grit
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The Epitome of Grit

“Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.”– Dr. Angela Duckworth In our meeting tonight, we heard from our speakers and guests about their “grit” journey of raising plants, losing weight, and doing triple duties during pandemic. One of the guests shared with us her favorite quote, “You didn’t come this far...

Leading With Compassion in the Face of a Crisis
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Leading With Compassion in the Face of a Crisis

At Women L.E.A.D., we like to start our meetings by featuring the profile of a leader that inspires us. The theme for our last meeting on October 28th was “managing change“. If there is one female leader who has managed the biggest change of them all this year — I would have to give the...

India’s First and Only Woman Prime Minister
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India’s First and Only Woman Prime Minister

At the Inaugural Women L.E.A.D Meeting on Oct 14th, I had an opportunity to profile one of the Women Leaders. I chose to spoke about India’s First and Only Woman Prime Minister – “Indira Gandhi”. Growing up in India, I was inspired by Prime Minister “Indira Gandhi”. She was the “First woman Prime Minister” of...