If you weren’t in this “room where it happened,” you’ll definitely want to be there next year. I’m talking about the World Woman Summit where I had the honor of being the opening keynote last week. But it almost didn’t happen, for me at least.

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I have been secretary of almost every organization I’ve ever belonged to. It started with when I was a Girl Scout. I suppose I was chosen to be secretary because throughout elementary school I carried around a notebook and pencil to write stories. And I quickly learned that she who holds the pencil gets to tell the story of the meeting her way, even with the constrictions of Roberts Rules of Order.

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In this episode, Gloria tackles a sensitive topic that impacts women of all ages: age discrimination. In her experience, Gloria has observed that women of a certain age tend to feel invisible in the workplace and struggle to be heard and remain relevant. She argues that age diversity is just as important to an organization’s growth and bottom line as gender, ethnic, and racial diversity.

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In this episode, Gloria welcomes to the show journalist and author, Jessica Bennett. Jessica is the gender editor of The New York Times, working to expand global coverage of women, gender and society across platforms. Her book, Feminist Fight Club: A Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace, chronicles how to navigate subtle sexism at work and provides real-life career advice for a new generation of professional women. Jessica shares some of her own experiences with workplace sexism and provides tips and strategies to combat ‘manterrupting,’ ‘mansplaining,’ ‘bropropriating,’ and many other issues women are subjected to on a daily basis.

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