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Warm Take: Executive Presence. May 16, 2021

LOVE sculpture on UPenn Campus
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About 10 years ago, I was fortunate to attend the launch event for a study on women’s leadership, “The Sponsor Effect: Breaking Through the Last Glass Ceiling."

The event was held in the American Express auditorium at NYC’s World Financial Center.  The study’s lead author, Sylvia Ann Hewlett, was introduced by Amex’s then-CEO Ken Chenault.  The audience was largely female, and dominated by executives and up rising middle managers from Wall Street firms.

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