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Mar 2, 2023

What happens WHEN WOMEN LEAD? What are the key commonalities of female leaders who thrived in spite of the challenges? Can some of your weaknesses actually trun into your greatest strengths? CNBC’s Senior Media & Tech Correspondent Julia Boorstin wrote a book about it. She spoke with more than 120 female leaders, from Goop’s Gwyneth Paltrow, Bumble’s Whitney Wolfe Herd, Jenn Hyman (Rent The Runway), Lena Waithe and more to determine their strategies for success. 

Julia’s had her finger on the pulse of tech and business as a correspondent for more than two decades. She launched and oversees the CNBC Disruptor 50. Currently CNBC’s Senior Media & Tech Correspondent, she’s also been a fixture at CNN Headline News. She’s even worked for the State Department and Vice President Al Gore’s domestic policy office. Needless to say, Julia understands leadership. She shares:

  • What the 120 female leaders she interviewed all had in common
  • Why do stock prices increase when a company has a female CEO?
  • How to turn your weaknesses into strengths (example: CEO Jennifer Holmgren on negotiation)
  • Why women are more likely than men to make swift decisions.
  • How gratitude can make you money.
  • Mentors vs. Peer to Peer mentorship.
  • How the Mark Zuckerbergs and Elon Musks contribute to a myth of the “Male Visionary” or “Boy Wonder”
  • How to ask tough questions.
  • Julia’s thoughts on New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s decision to step down.

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