Morra Aarons-Mele

Think Only Extroverts Can Lead? Here Are 5 Reasons to Think Again

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If anyone has ever hinted that you need to be an extrovert to be a successful leader, here’s your one-word response: Oprah.

As Susan Cain wrote in her 2012 bestseller, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, there are many misunderstandings about the nature—and skills—of introverts. But over the past decade, that has been changing. 

Here are five things people are now recognizing about introversion in the workplace and beyond, according to Jennifer Kahnweiler, a Conferences for Women speaker and author of The Introverted Leader, Quiet Influence, and The Genius of Opposites: Read More

2019 Session | The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength

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To advance their careers, many introverts think they must subvert their natural tendencies and change who they are. But you don’t have to pretend to be an extrovert to rise to the top. By recognizing the value in listening, carefully preparing, and making others feel valued, introverts can build on their quiet strength and make it a source of great power. In this conversation, business leaders share their advice for tapping into your introverted tendencies and succeeding in an extroverted world. Read More

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2019 Session | The Changing Meaning of Ambition

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What does it mean for an ambitious woman to be successful during life’s different stages? What decisions shape our careers–for better or for worse? In times of transition, your definition of “success” may change, and, consequently, the choices you make may change, too. This panel of accomplished women will look at the choices they made over the course of their lives around work and family. If you are currently at a crossroad or are thinking ahead to the future, come explore the variables that push women toward making big decisions and learn how you can make those decisions easier for yourself. Read More

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