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Here at Citrus Studios, we have the unique privilege of working for a female CEO.  The difference in the office atmosphere is tangible. It is a key to our success and part of what makes Citrus Studios an award-winning design firm.

By nature, a feminine leadership style is more one of collaboration and listening. People feel that whatever they are doing is purposeful and that they are cared about.

These sentiments were echoed in Switzerland on March 7th during Building Bridges: The Next Hundred Years of Women’s Leadership. This conference brought together more than 50 women excelling in the fields of politics, business, science and media.

So, how will leadership evolve over the next 100 years?

A shift is already underway, according to leadership guru Betsy Myers, a former top advisor to Barack Obama.

One in two workers in America feels undervalued, mainly because of their boss: the old style of leadership – “command and control” – doesn’t work anymore, Myers said.

Her advice for women leaders of the future: take responsibility for your career. “For women it’s having the confidence, voicing what it is you want, where you want to go and then figuring out who the mentors are in the organization that can help me get there. Because everything we accomplish in life is really due to relationships.”

For more information on Building Bridges: The Next Hundred Years of Women’s Leadership conference, click here.