ILA Podcast

Womens Leadership Journeys: Stories, Research, and Perspectives

Maureen Metcalf Podcast Cover

With Drs. Sherylle J. Tan and Lisa DeFrank-Cole


Women account for more than half of the world’s population – a little more than half in the United States. Yet they still make up far less than half of leadership roles…despite getting higher education degrees far more than men.

Why? That’s what guests Lisa DeFrank-Cole and Sherylle Tan unpack. In this episode, they explore how women’s career journeys are different than men’s, why women have “nontraditional” career paths, and why women experience leadership development in ways men don’t.

Here’s what Lisa, Sherylle, and host Maureen Metcalf discuss:

  1. Why it’s so important – now more than ever — to look at women and leadership;
  2. What makes women’s leadership journeys different from men’s; and
  3. Why personal stories are just as critical as academic research in revealing the truths about women and leadership.
To learn more, check out Sherylle and Lisa’s book, Women’s Leadership Journeys: Stories, Research, and Novel Perspectives.

Host Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf, Founder and CEO of the Innovative Leadership Institute, is a highly sought-after expert in anticipating and leveraging future business trends to transform organizations. She has captured 30 years of experience in an award-winning series of books used by public, private, and academic organizations to align company-wide strategy, systems, and culture using Innovative Leadership techniques. 

Maureen shares her hard-won insights through public speaking, industry publications, interviews, and video presentations. She is a regular contributor to, host of the top international radio show, Innovating Leadership, Co-creating Our Future, and author of the award-winning Innovative Leadership book series. The series includes: Innovative Leadership FieldbookInnovative Leaders Guide to Transforming Organizations; Innovative Leadership Workbook for Global Leaders; and Innovative Leadership for Health Care, among others.

She is a Fellow of the International Leadership Association.

About Innovating Leadership: Co-Creating Our Future

The pace of change in the world is increasing exponentially. Leadership must evolve. And that gets to the heart of our mission: To bring you the latest thoughts on leadership so you can innovate, learn, and evolve…growing your team, your business, and yourself! This series features a new interview every week. Host Maureen Metcalf interviews world leaders, global business and NPO executives, thought leaders, and researchers in a wide range of industries. It’s a breadth of perspectives unavailable anywhere else. Become an innovative leader in your own right! 

Innovating Leadership is proud to partner with the International Leadership Association on a yearly series of episodes on global leadership with special ILA speakers, members, and guests. 

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