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Power Through Partnership by Anne-Marie Slaughter, Maggie Ellis Chotas, Betsy Polk

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Chapter 2What Does Being Women Have to Do with It?

When we think about the power of partnership, the image that sticks in our brains is of women like you, like us, soaring side by side through the sky, leaping tall buildings in a double bound and accomplishing big things together.

What is it about female pairings that makes them dynamic duos (or trios or quatros)? What is it about partnership that brings so much freedom, so much satisfaction, such exponential power to the work lives of women? Is it because they are partners or specifically because they are women who are teaming up with other women? Are women who partner with men achieving the same results—the same freedom to be themselves, comparable confidence surges, and parallel opportunities ...

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