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My Responsibility to Encourage Female Leadership

As the father to a daughter, I found this video powerful and arresting:

Of course, this reality isn't simply the fault of the media. It's also my responsibility as a parent to help my daughter navigate the media and her consumption of it.

Moreover, if 8 is the "peak age for girls' leadership ambitions," I have a duty to help my daughter continue to chase that ambition once she's left second grade, should she choose to continue down that path.

The ultimate lesson and takeaway for leaders and parents, isn't one of working hard to beat the odds. It's one of working hard to change the odds.

We've got to create a world where leadership ambition for any gender doesn't peak at age 8 and the lucky ones fight hard to be in the minority.