On Women In Leadership:
If you want more women in leadership you have to change the definition of what leadership looks like.
Leadership doesn’t have to mean face time. It doesn’t have to mean 5:30 cocktails after work. It doesn’t have to mean long weekends in the office away from your family.
I think the metrics around how you define leadership are evolving. I think they need to continue to evolve because the studies show that when you have women on your executive team and when you have women on boards, they perform better than their all male counterparts.
So it’s not that women aren’t capable. It’s not that there aren’t enough candidates out there. I truly believe it’s the definition of work needs to change.
I think that’s why you’re seeing so many women get into entrepreneurship because they have control over their own destiny. And just because you pick your kids up at 3:00pm doesn’t mean you can’t be super successful and you’re not capable of running your own business.
Parenting is one of those things that I think it’s so hard to not think you’re screwing it up every day.
Every day I think, God, Im [screwing] this up.
What I’ve taken from my own experience as a kid, watching my mom parent, is that I really have a clear understanding of the fact that I can’t be a lawnmower or a snowplow parent.
I think you’ve got to let your kids figure it out themselves sometimes. It’s hard for me, like a lot of moms, because I’m always worried about safety.