How can we change the collective patterns of behavior that support persistent gender inequality?

Cheryl Najafi, is a public speaker and CEO of Love Over H8 Apparel. She launched LOH8 in response to the hatred and divisiveness that has curdled the nation as of late. LoveOverH8.com is a socially responsible clothing company where $5 from every sale is donated to organizations who fight hate, bigotry and the like. She also serves on the national board for the women’s leadership advocacy organization, Take the Lead.

Agnes Wielgosz: Cheryl, you’ve said, “We believe wearing your truth creates such a culture.” Which brings me to the question of transparency. Transparency definitely casts light on the need for change; change for balancing opportunities for men and women. How do you promote transparency and diverse equality in your organization?

Cheryl Najafi:

AW: The more we know about gender intelligence the faster we grow as leaders and the farther we are able to go as leaders. Business and our economy need women in leadership. How can we change the collective patterns of behavior that support persistent gender inequality? How can leaders advance #GenderIntelligence?

CN:

AW: Part of the objection to reframing gender issue is recognizing that the world — and — the subject — have changed. There’s a new generation of a leader rising, leaders who seek the opportunity to act, leaders who see themselves, their staff members, their competition and the world quite differently. They fostering conscious leadership, they run their companies with a new approach because of our increase of interconnectivity. How many leaders overlook these simple facts, and why is it so difficult to make these changes?

CN:

AW: The concept of gender equality has been part of your organization. If you could COMMUNICATE one thing to the listeners what would it be?

CN:

AW: What is one area where we can EDUCATE people to improve gender equality?

CN:

AW: Tell me one thing that has INSPIRED you?

CN:

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