The Price of Motherhood - Too Expensive, Cheap Labour or Priceless?
October 24, 2016
Hosted by Gina Lazenby
Today we have five guests on our subject of motherhood exploring the cost of this to women, the lost opportunities and how a new narrative is being created about maternity leave and women returning to work. This is a great follow-on from previous conversations about the Feminisation of Business because achieving greater equality at the top of organisations is very much hampered by women leaving the talent pipeline that serves those executive positions. Taking time out for motherhood is obviously a key factor. My conversations will be with Prof Shelley Correll from the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford Universit: Indra Adnan of the Soft Power Network, a specialist in ‘new’ transformational politics, London: Andrea Vitullo, co-author of Maternity is the Master and CEO of Inspire, based in Milan, Italy: Dr Giorgia Arnaboldi, CEO Shell Germany: and finally Dr Kaouthar Darmoni, asst Professor of Gender and Media in the Netherlands.
The Rise of the Feminine
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There are huge shifts happening globally that not only involve the rise of women but also the rise of feminine values in men and, in women, which are re-shaping our collective future.
We discover more and more women coming into their own, finding their unique purpose. In this surge for equality, some men may fear they will be displaced, but in reality, we’ll see how this is a movement that is more about a shared vision for a re-balancing of the planet. It’s not about women taking over but women standing alongside men in their rightful place.
The question for many male leaders is how to integrate this new female power in organizations and fully understand that the shifts happening in their businesses, and politics are an embracing of new feminine values that will not only help them to adapt but also to thrive. This is a space where we can explore and bring together the conversations about what is emerging around the world as we witness shifts in power.
Gina speaks and works internationally providing educational programs for women leaders and entrepreneurs. She acts as a discreet mentor to high profile women leaders and offers residential transformational retreats and bespoke programs.
The wisdom and skills she developed as an international best-selling author, TV expert commentator and founder of an award-winning PR and Marketing agency assist in giving Gina a well-rounded and leading edge in the promotion of feminine leadership throughout the world.
Gina’s work includes developing women’s circles and networks as a transformational catalyst. She has been honored for her pioneering work in creating change and personal development movements. She is currently distilling her insights in feminine leadership into her forthcoming book: The Rise of the Feminine: how business and society can ride the coming wave. Gina is also collating data and research for her next book: The New Masculine as she is passionate about gender work that brings men and women together and honors their separate and different contributions.
Gina uses a blend of practical business acumen and insights from working with thousands of women and from decades exploring ancient wisdom and spiritual practice. She is a Founder Member of the Association of Transformational Leaders Europe and an International Board Member of Leading Women of Africa.
She travels extensively and has offices in Yorkshire, London, San Francisco and Sydney.