Leading Through Adversity | Skoll World Forum 2016





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Published on Apr 19, 2016

This Skoll World Forum 2016 session, "Leading Through Adversity," featured women in leadership. Panelists, from Left to Right, were: Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson; Sisters Capital CEO Halla Tomasdottir; Founding President of the Voice of Libyan Women Alaa Murabit; and the Rev. Mpho Tutu. The moderator was Pat Mitchell.

In this segment, they discussed women's body image, courage, moral leadership and more. *The above is just one portion of the panel.* To watch the entire panel, click here: https://youtube.com/watch?v=RN1fOLlum8o

Some highlights from the conversation:

"We may not know how to give space, but we can validate. The experience that young men have is being validated. Young women, their idea is pushed off the table without consideration." --Mpho Tutu

"Women have a bigger definition of success—it's not just about making money, but about giving back. We are missing out by not having more women manage money." --Halla Tomasdottir

"Front line human rights defenders give me courage." -- Mary Robinson

"Courage comes from home, your upbringing, and knowing your environment shapes you. You need to have something at home that grounds you. It starts with who raises you and what they teach us." --Alaa Murabit

This session covered how from the statehouse to the boardroom, women have been excluded from leadership roles globally. Yet female leadership is tied to positive outcomes in profits, business ethics, peace, and the public good. The panelists discussed those taboos, and data both positive and inconclusive.

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