Women in leadership roles still struggle with the concept of power. On one hand, they want to own their power as leaders, influencing and motivating others. On the other hand, they still resist being labeled as powerful because of many negative stereotypes that portray power negatively. Current female leaders discuss the “power paradox” in this roundtable dialogue.
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Peg Rowe is a Managing Partner with Tiara International LLC. Through her business experience, Peg brings knowledge, wisdom and unique perspective on building high performance teams, creating a collaborative culture, developing leaders and delivering exceptional results. She has served in senior executive level operations and general management roles at American Hospital Supply Corporation, Baxter International, Caremark International and Paidos Healthcare Management Services. As a leader, Peg coached teams during major corporate transitions and change initiatives, exceeding business objectives.
Not only does Mandeep bring 25 years of airline experience to United, she is also the President of uIMPACT, the United Airlines’ Business Resource Group designed to help support and promote the development of women through education, skills development and by facilitating network opportunities. The group is currently comprised of over 1000 members and growing. In the airline industry, pricing and customer experience are intricately related. Mandeep was tapped to bring her in depth analytical skills to positively impact United Customer’s experience in all ways. Mandeep leverages her influence both formally and informally to keep the customer focus at the forefront in a very complex industry and business.
As an experienced leadership coach and change consultant, Jen is a trusted confidant to CEOs and known for transforming groups and individuals who report life-altering shifts from her programs. Jen has coached hundreds of executives, leaders and individuals around the world. She has unique success with complex large-scale change in organizations through using holistic systemic principles that unleash the whole person and whole system. In living out her purpose, Jen founded a women’s program in rural Africa that has empowered hundreds of women and girls in Pokot, Kenya. She leads missions to Africa and partners with leaders from the United Nations Women, Word Vision, CARE and other non-profits who are dedicated to educating women and ending global poverty. She has lobbied Senators to support foreign bills supporting women globally and during the 55th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women she delivered a workshop to aspiring women leaders from 16 undeveloped countries.
Patricia is a well-respected and effective team leader in the energy industry as well as the president of GOLD: Generating Opportunities for Latinos and Diversity, the company-wide Employee Resource Group that has had phenomenal results in providing leadership development for its members.
As the President of the NiSource GOLD ERG, Patricia finds herself in uncharted water everyday. She is interacting with company executives, securing resources for colleagues and employees, and informally influencing the entire organization through her collaborative leadership.