Why have a “women’s” leadership program?

Why not just a leadership program for everyone?

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often talk or train at corporate women’s leadership programs. Every now and then I’m asked by someone, ‘Why do you support a leadership program that separates women from others? Why not just talk about leadership to everyone?’.

I never really know whether the inquirer is really looking for my opinion or just indirectly stating theirs. Assuming the former, this is my response.

All people need two things to grow. Challenge and Support.

We need the challenge of having to get out of our comfort zone and learn to operate in demanding environments. 

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