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Hall of Femme: Women's Leadership in an Era of Vulnerability

June 10, 2021

Hall of Femme Honoree Stephanie Marchesi, President, WE Global Health, discusses WE's new research on introspection and what it means for women leaders.   

Watch the session: Empathy Takes Courage: Women's Leadership in the Era of Vulnerability

When: June 10th, 2021 1:30-1:55 pm EDT 


PRWeek's Hall of Femme honors inspiring women nominated by their peers and colleagues who set the bar higher within their organizations. These US comms pros are up for every challenge and ready to go above and beyond to ensure results exceed business goals and achieve creative excellence.


  • Stephanie Marchesi, President, WE Global Health and North America Eastern Region
  • Marni Kottle, VP, Corporate Communications, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Kate Durham, VP, Internal Communications, Events and Creative Services, Walgreens Boots Alliance

The days of the brash, uber-confident leader are over. In 2021, leaders are embracing a new level of vulnerability and introspection as they think deeply about how their beliefs and actions reverberate throughout their organizations. Today, there is a mandate for leaders to empathize and engage with all stakeholders, especially underrepresented individuals like women, Black and Indigenous people and other people of color.

For women in leadership, this shift presents both opportunities and challenges. Join WE Communications’ Stephanie Marchesi, President, WE Global Health and others for a discussion entitled "Empathy Takes Courage: Women's Leadership in the Era of Vulnerability," which will draw from WE’s new study, Rethinking the Purpose and Meaning of Leadership, to explore how women leaders can tap into their contemplative skills to harness the power of empathy, vulnerability and collaboration.