I had the pleasure of meeting Rebecca when I took her portrait for her book cover. She asked me to photograph her book launch event at the Kennedy Center. Rebecca makes the point that women bring different perspectives, feelings, and experiences that are unique to women and that add value to almost any business discussion. Corporations that do not take advantage of these unique traits are doing themselves a disfavour. Given that I have worked with women my entire career, and I live with four women, I couldn't agree more.
Rebecca spoke on the Integrated Leadership Model and why it's essential for today's organizations and their leaders. She maintains that while current leadership models aren't necessarily "broken," they won't drive success in today's challenging and competitive global marketplace.
The event included a musical performance by the National Symphony Orchestra's Youth Fellows as well as the following distinguished guest speakers: