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Beth A. Brooke

Beth A. Brooke

Beth A. Brooke is Global Vice Chair of Public Policy, Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement at Ernst & Young and is a member of the firm’s Global Management Group and a member of its Americas Executive Board.

Transformational Women

[In response to the question: Where are the next political giants?]

Try looking among today's women leaders. The "new giants" are those leaders who embrace today's global interdependencies and the belief that to achieve better outcomes, we must give voice and standing to all. These new leaders invite different perspectives, rather than dismiss dissent. And yes, many of them are women who tend to be overlooked -- at least in the present day -- as giants.

Not surprisingly, many of the "giants" in our midst are women, operating effectively with their inclusive style of leadership. For example, The Washington Post recently described the transformational diplomacy of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - clearly a new giant on the foreign policy scene.

Other examples include the empowering leadership of Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson and the socially responsible leadership of Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi at Pepsico. These giants recognize, embrace, and encourage the power that comes from diversity--the incredibly rich and better outcomes for all, produced by the amalgamation of different perspectives.

By Beth A. Brooke

 |  September 1, 2009; 11:49 AM ET
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Unfortunately there is no preset formula for the title of 'leader' in the history of mankind.

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