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To Lead, Be Yourself. Then Be Ready to Change.

A recent panel discussion about leadership with women who’ve been pioneers in three different fields underscored the importance of being both genuine and flexible in moving forward through uncertain times. The panel was part of a January 2021 weekly leadership update hosted by ABM’s Aviation Group for leaders and managers. ABM’s Aviation Group provides an…

Thank you, Ruth Bader Ginsberg

I remember my grandmother taking me to see On the Basis of Sex when I was 11. Leaving the movie, I told her, “Maybe I want to be a lawyer, too.” I hadn’t even thought of that before seeing the movie. Now I’m 14, but I still might be a lawyer one day. Ruth Bader…

Judith A. Rogala: An Appreciation

She was a flight attendant who became the first female manager of the airline that hired her. When a start-up named FedEx hired her as their first female executive, she grew their service network from 43 locations to 173 while leading a team of 23,000 employees. She was a turn-around artist brought in to transform…

The Power of Women’s Networks

Most people think the key to a successful career is what you know—where you went to school, what you studied, the grades you got. Research, though, is showing the more crucial factor is who we know—our social networks—because those networks are how we navigate possibilities. And then, if you’re a woman, there’s one element more….

To SpaceX and Beyond: Who Goes There?

On May 30, 2020, NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley climbed aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon rocket and blasted into history. Their flight to the International Space Station (ISS) was a first in many ways: The first U.S. crewed flight in nine years. The first to launch from U.S. soil since 2011. The first…

The Red Cross Meets COVID-19: “Our Work Isn’t Stopping”

Celena Roldán is used to heading where the trouble is—to Texas with Hurricane Harvey, Puerto Rico with Hurricane Maria, California when wildfires scorched that state—and rolling up her sleeves to help. As CEO of the American Red Cross of Illinois, she has deployed five times in four years to deliver disaster relief wherever it was…

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