The 10 Most Exceptional Women Leaders to Watch, 2022

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Increasing diverse women’s representation in leadership is key to advancing gender justice. With more women in these roles, there’s greater opportunity to bring a gender lens to the decisions and policies that impact our future. The next generation of girls and young women will also benefit from having diverse role models and mentors across industries and sectors.

Leadership is about the team – the culture they keep and embrace, it’s about empathy for your customers, clients, employees and the communities where you do business, it’s about doing the right thing for the right reasons, being confident enough to take risks and responsible enough to think of those who your decisions and risks may affect.


 “There has not been a more exciting time to be in the aerospace business since the days of Apollo over 50 years ago”


Lisa Smith-Maxam: An Impeccable, Compassionate Leader in the Human Resource Industry

“Because you are not and you do not…learn and grow. Make friends, not enemies,” she says. “One day you will need those around you.”

Colleen Callander: Paving the way for a new era of leadership

“It’s time to change the leadership rules, bring equality and diversity into our leadership worlds, lead with kindness and compassion, acknowledge the power of people, and create future leaders.”

She came, She strived, She conquered! The journey of Amy Duke

“Starting up your own business, you must have skills, knowledge, and experience; all of those didn’t apply to me in running the Manhattan Aviation business.”

Ashley Davis, adding ‘Credible’ in ‘Incredible’

“It’s on us and our generation to support and bring up the next generation of women.”

Asmahaney Saad: Driving Legal Businesses through Technology & Innovation

“Our USP is our client-centric service. We are local with a regional and international outlook.”

Marie-Claude Desjardins & her Female Force’s Rebelliously Stunning Designs

“It is a recurring theme in the wood and hardware industry that it is primarily male-dominated, therefore making my place hasn’t always been easy.”

Luciana Corwin: Transforming Architecture with Creativity

“In the big picture, architecture is the art and science of making sure that our cities and buildings fit with the way we want to live our lives”

Maria DeLorenzis Reyes: Empowering Organizations Through People

“My goal is to enlighten leaders and management to embrace new ways of thinking and in turn, help to educate them and their staff to create the transformation that they were seeking but couldn’t seem to attain.”

Tania Amar: A Leadership Maestro

“Throughout my career, I realized that I have developed the very special and sought-after skill of crafting unique business stories that touch people.”


Compared to male hosts, female Airbnb hosts make thousands less a year.

Female Airbnb hosts in the United States earn on average about 25% less per year than their male counterparts for their rentals, according to our new study.

Canada must inspire more young people to pursue careers in skilled trades.

Students are being urged to enter the skilled trades as the industry faces labour shortages.

Child actors: The value and cost of cuteness

Fame can bring young performers financial success, but it also comes with hidden costs.


Bullying at work needs to be addressed as a public health concern.

Bullying doesn’t just impact a victim’s personal life — it can also significantly impact their productivity at work and the firm they work for.

How to strike the perfect balance between children’s mental health and the digital world

Technology has increasingly blurred the boundaries between the physical and digital worlds.

What younger people can learn from older people about how to spend their time wisely

Discovering passions and sharing time with loved ones are two things retirees say they wish they did more when they were younger.

Heat waves and air pollution can combine to be fatal: The combined health risk is greater than either one alone.

Bad air pollution and extreme heat each raise health risks, but they’re worse combined.


According to a study, the same app may present a greater risk to your security and privacy depending on the region where you download it.

Same app, same app store, different risks if you download it in, say, Tunisia rather than in Germany.

We demonstrate how the use of drones and DNA monitoring technology is promoting the recovery of nature.

Technology has undoubtedly contributed to global biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation.

Preventing a surveillance society: stronger regulations to control facial recognition technology

The ‘model law’ for facial recognition would assess the risk of various applications and apply controls accordingly.




A Reminiscence

Held in a late season
At a shifting of worlds,
In the golden balance of autumn,
Out of love and reason
We made our peace;
Stood still in October
In the failing light and sought,
Each in the other, ease
And release from silence,
From the slow damnation
Of speech that is weak
And falls from silence.
In the October sun
By the green river we spoke,
Late in October, the leaves
Of the water maples had fallen.
But whatever we said
In the bright leaves was lost,
Quick as the leaf-fall,
Brittle and blood red.    

Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio

In the Shreve High football stadium,
I think of Polacks nursing long beers in Tiltonsville,
And gray faces of Negroes in the blast furnace at Benwood,
And the ruptured night watchman of Wheeling Steel,
Dreaming of heroes.
All the proud fathers are ashamed to go home,
Their women cluck like starved pullets,
Dying for love.
Their sons grow suicidally beautiful
At the beginning of October,
And gallop terribly against each other’s bodies.

Evening Practice

I asked my father,
“would you rather die
of cancer or a heart attack?
Would you rather be executed
or put in jail for life?
Which would you rather be—
a spy or a sentinel?”
And he tried to answer
honestly, combing his thinning hair
with his fingers, thinking of something else.
At last he fell silent. I ran out
to savor the dregs of dusk
playing with my friends
in the road that led to the highway.
The ball flew up toward day
and landed in night.
We chanted. Every other minute
a truck, summoned by our warnings,
brushed past in a gust of light,
the driver’s curses muffled
by distance: the oncoming wheels
were the point of the game,
like the scores in chalk
or the blood from scuffed knees
that we smeared across our faces:
so when my mother called,
her voice was quaint and stymied
and I took all the time in the world
trotting home past tarped barbecue pits,
past names of lovers filling with sap,
past tentative wind from sprinklers:
then I was stunned to see my golden window
where all faces, hanging plants, dangling pots
were framed by night and dwarfed
by a ravenous inward-turning light.


“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”

-Dalai Lama

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”

-Marilyn Monroe

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

-Mae West

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

-Maya Angelou