6 Starting Right Here, Right Now

We change gears here from building the case for more women in leadership to providing you with some practical tools for stepping up to leadership. You can start wherever you are to make a difference every day and play your part in getting all of us to the place where women’s ideas can shift priorities. The Power of One can start chain reactions. Virtually every setting offers you the potential to apply a gender lens, change the status quo, or improve outcomes—and simultaneously grow your personal leadership potential.

This chapter and the ones that follow set out a road map. Our immediate destination is the 30% Solution. It is within our reach, and once we get there, we will be able to catalyze a wave of change ...

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