The Huffington Post has partnered with Johnson & Johnson's Global Motherhood initiative. Together they are dedicated to raising the health of babies and mothers around the world. We were honored to be asked by the Huff Post to contribute some thoughts on global femininity and the trends around our increased awareness of the topic.
The Athena Doctrine: How Women (And The Men Who Think Like Them) Will Rule The Future, my newest book, highlights the traits utilized by today's most innovative and progressive leaders. Using data from an exhaustive global survey, we observed that these traits can be classified as feminine. Although they are traditionally used more often by women, these traits are available to both men and women.
In researching this work, my collaborator and co-author, Michael D'Antonio and I traveled the world. We conducted personal interviews with global political and business leaders as well as NGOs and start-ups to find out how these traits can be applied in real world situations. We found that feminine traits, including collaboration and vulnerability, are the operating system of the 21st century.
My daughter, Nina, joined me in a short discussion of the impacts of these discoveries. We explored, through her young lens, how women will be integral in creating a more peaceful, collaborative future.
In keeping with the theme of our book, we have partnered with the United Nations Foundation GirlUp program. The GirlUp mission is to "give American girls the opportunity to become global leaders and channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls." We are excited to be a part of such an important initiative and will be giving all proceeds from the sale of The Athena Doctrine to GirlUp. To learn more please head over to the Huffington Post: huff.to/WDysQ8