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Should we ‘lean in’ to the ‘athena doctrine’?

I found myself reading two books on leadership last year that particularly piqued my feminist interest.  The first was The Athena Doctrine: How women (and the men who think like them) will rule the future by John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio. The second was Lean In: Women, work and the will to lead by Sheryl Sandberg.  Both featured in the New York Times Bestseller List.

Both sets of authors come from the same essential starting point. That men, and male values, still rule the world, and that women, and female values, are sadly under-represented in all avenues of leadership.  Both books are clarion calls to end this imbalance, but each approaches it from a unique perspective.

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