One thing I particularly enjoy about attending conferences is how new ideas and random associations can pop up unexpectedly.
This happened to me during the 2017 DHL Global Life Sciences Conference in Singapore. At one point, Facebook’s Kiran Raghavan put up a slide containing a question posed by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” Sandberg was addressing a group of female students at their graduation ceremony when she asked this question and was encouraging them to lean in and achieve more than they thought possible in their future careers.
The predominance of men or rather the minority representation of women in business, particularly in leadership roles, is a key concern. Sandberg has developed the Lean Inprogram to tackle this head on. With the mission of empowering women to achieve their ambitions, Lean In builds public awareness, helping us all to change the way we think about gender. A recent Lean In campaign challenged men to consider their role in achieving equality and changing the trajectory of women in business.