Inspiration from women we love

This week's Leading Ladies share insights into their world's as role models and leaders. 

Watch: First lady Michelle Obama at DNC
Michelle Obama absolutely killed it at the Democratic National Convention. Both her message and her delivery were first class. Is it too early to say #VoteObama2020? 

When someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don’t stoop to their level. No, our motto is, when they go low, we go high. ~ Michelle Obama 

Listen: Spinoff's Business is Boring #5
Managing Director Anna Curzon talk humbly about the importance of mentoring from juniors and being a transparent, servant leader. 

I think as a leader in today’s age you really have to be humble about that and go “I didn’t understand a thing you just said, can you teach me please?” And often that will be the 21 year old in your business. I’m starting to think about that reverse servant leadership but also youth as mentors to leaders, which is challenging and hard. ~ Anna Curzon

Read: How to explain Mansplaining
What research tells us about the differences between how men and women talk in professional settings. 

As the Princeton and Brigham Young study noted, “having a seat at the table is very different than having a voice.” Women at the table will attest to finding themselves talked over, cut off, interrupted or forced to politely listen to reams of lengthy speeches. ~ Julia Baird

Read: How this female cardiac surgeon remains cool as ice in the OR
Just 5% of heart surgeon's are female, learn how one made it through training and working in a highly stressful, male dominated environment. 

the first day that I showed up, one of the surgeons said to me, he said, "Listen, you're going to need to be twice as good to get half the credit because you're a woman. So my job is to make you twice as good," and that's what he did. ~ Dr. Kathy Magliato