Male Marketers: Understand what drives female leadership. “True Passion Has No Gender, Has No Limits.”

EBR Female Leadership

I am extremely humbled to be one of 27 women listed in The European Business Review’s first female leaders supplement, titled Female Leadership in Our Time

If you are a female seeking inspiration in the business world, this is a must read. If you are a male marketer trying to better understand what drives women, this is a must read.

With 15 countries represented (Switzerland, Kenya, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Italy, Germany, Lebanon, Turkey, South Africa, United States, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Ghana and Malaysia) as well as a wide range of industries (Art, Finance, Technology, Fashion, Science, Corporate Education, Marketing, Public Relations, Human Resources, Economic Development, Performing Arts, Coaching, Consultancy and Luxury Market), it is amazing that it can all be summed up in one word:


Editor,‘Tunde Olupitan, notes, “The magazine went behind the headlines and sound bites to bring to life the experiences of women from across the world who are following their passions and advancing in their careers.”

In this collection of interviews, we hear the voices of women leaders from different industries and different parts of the world telling their own story about their journey to leadership. They talk about their career choices, they address questions of female representation in their industry, issues relating to work/life balance, their leadership styles, and they do not shy away from exploring the challenges they face as women in their chosen fields.

What reverberates through all these interviews, and defines all these women – all of them without any exception – is their passion for what they do and what they can achieve.

Yes, there are cultural biases, there are gender biases, but they all show us that true passion has no gender, has no limits. With passion these women have scaled professional, societal and cultural boundaries. These women have accepted challenges, taken risks and these women in their own way “have not taken biases too seriously so as to put limitations on themselves and their career choices” (Franziska Gsell, CMO, IWC Schaffhausen).

So, what is your passion? You can read my interview here. Be sure to download a free copy of the Female Leadership in Our Time. You are certain to be inspired and enlightened.


Stephanie Holland, founder and author of She-conomy® and agency owner for more than 30 years also served as the Executive Creative Director. Working in an industry that is dominated by men, she is one of only 3% of the female creative directors in the country.SUBSCRIBE TO SHE-CONOMY


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