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Heidi Melin on Women Business Leaders

Question: Heidi Melin on Women Business Leaders

Heidi Melin: I would say that, you know, as far as… I don’t think of it as women and men. Necessarily, I think of people with capabilities and I have some, you know, very talented women that I worked with over the years and certainly talented women that I look up to. I think that women actually are more and more taking on senior leadership positions within large enterprises. You see them, you know, [IB] is a great example and there are many many others and I think that women actually have to go that one stop further in helping each other, mentoring each other, because we do face a little bit different challenges. I do think that women are an increasingly powerful part of the workforce and I think that women have a responsibility to help mentor other women that are just getting into an enterprise and that’s one of the things that I have tried to spend more time on and be involved in things like [IB] for women executives and entrepreneurs, to help mentor women leaders, in Silicon Valley, specifically. I would say from a behavior standpoint, I don’t see a lot of difference between women and men and so I think that the social norms that you find within an enterprise or one that are followed by both genders. But I think that women specifically have to keep their options open as far as what their career track looks like and being flexible in looking for opportunities that might not be the one perfect job that they thought was the one that they needed to have out of school but actually look for other opportunities that would allow them to step up to that perfect job and I think being a little bit more flexible than their male counterparts is necessary for women who are entering the work force.

Heidi Melin says women need to keep their career options open.

The “new normal” paradox: What COVID-19 has revealed about higher education

Higher education faces challenges that are unlike any other industry. What path will ASU, and universities like ASU, take in a post-COVID world?

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  • Everywhere you turn, the idea that coronavirus has brought on a "new normal" is present and true. But for higher education, COVID-19 exposes a long list of pernicious old problems more than it presents new problems.
  • It was widely known, yet ignored, that digital instruction must be embraced. When combined with traditional, in-person teaching, it can enhance student learning outcomes at scale.
  • COVID-19 has forced institutions to understand that far too many higher education outcomes are determined by a student's family income, and in the context of COVID-19 this means that lower-income students, first-generation students and students of color will be disproportionately afflicted.
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How Hemingway felt about fatherhood

Parenting could be a distraction from what mattered most to him: his writing.

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Ernest Hemingway was affectionately called “Papa," but what kind of dad was he?

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Hollywood has created an idea of aliens that doesn't match the science.

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  • "Don't give them claws," says biologist E.O. Wilson. "Claws are for carnivores and you've got to be an omnivore to be an E.T. There just isn't enough energy available in the next trophic level down to maintain big populations and stable populations that can evolve civilization."
  • In this compilation, Wilson, theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, Bill Nye, and evolutionary biologist Jonathan B. Losos explain why aliens don't look like us and why Hollywood depictions are mostly inaccurate.
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Scientists uncovered the secrets of what drove some of the world's last remaining woolly mammoths to extinction.

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Live on Tuesday | Personal finance in the COVID-19 era

Sallie Krawcheck and Bob Kulhan will be talking money, jobs, and how the pandemic will disproportionally affect women's finances.

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