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Elevating women into CEO roles with Luann Abrams.

About this Episode

Luann Abrams is the CEO of CEOX. This company connects highly qualified female CEO-ready candidates to CEO roles. They identify candidates for these crucial roles by asking successful CEOs and senior leaders who understand what skills are required to excel as CEOs, to nominate women who have the potential to transform companies.

Some of our favorite quotes

Really? You couldn't find a women for this position?

Most women that are CEOs are there because they started their own company. (Luann)

A reference is a huge part of getting a job. How do we expand networks so they include women? (Luann)

So much of hiring is our networks; which makes complete sense. Trust is very important. (Luann)

Even when the woman CEO candidate is the most qualified there's still the struggle of fitting them into the existing company culture. (Luann)

My vision is balance. I think the world would be better if we had balance in leadership. (Luann)

I wish the #metoo movement was around when I was going through some of this. (Lyn)

It's become fashionable to "diss" the old white guy. I don't think discrimination of any kind is where we want to go. (Lyn)

This is one more tool that will help us to get closer to gender equality at the CEO level in a positive way.

20 years from now I hope CEOX doesn't exist because it's no longer needed.

For women, I would say promote yourself more. Be more proactive in moving yourself forward.

For men, I would say it's all good. Don't be threatened by this, be empowered.

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