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Bernice Ledbetter offers positive insights for women in 2018

Despite a large number of women CEOs stepping down since 2009 – and most of them not replaced by other female corporate leaders – Dr. Bernice Ledbetter is optimistic about the advancement of women in 2018. Dr. Ledbetter contributes regularly to the Huffington Post on matters of gender and diversity in the workplace, and her latest column outlines why she feels the outlook for women in leadership is strong.
She cites the midterm elections of 2018 as one indicator, noting that a recent Pew Research Center poll found "nearly six-in-ten women (58%) say they are paying increased attention to politics since Trump's election, compared with 46% of men." She also sees growing institutional support for women and a growing pipeline of younger female leaders. Dr. Ledbetter is Practitioner Faculty of Organizational Theory and Management and Academic Director of the MS in Management and Leadership program at the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, and Director of the Center for Women in Leadership at Pepperdine University.