Susan Colantuono

Susan Colantuono

Leader In Advancement
TEDxBeaconStreet 2013


Sheryl Sandberg’s TEDxWomen Talk has been viewed 3 million times by those who wonder why we have too few women in leadership positions. In this talk Susan Colantuono complements advice to “lean in” as she unveils two new strategies for closing the leadership gender gap at the top of organizations. Discover the impact of The Missing 33%™, why 40 years of advice to women hasn’t closed the gap, the actions women can take to create careers that soar, and steps companies must take to close the leadership gender gap.


Susan Colantuono is CEO of Leading Women, where she inspires and powers the success of women leaders in organizations and through her books and writings. Compelled to solve mysteries since her first exposure to Nancy Drew, Susan Colantuono directed her gender lens toward discovering why 40 years of advice to women and changes to corporate practices haven’t substantively increased the numbers of women at the top of corporations. Her sleuthing took her to the foundation of our understanding about leadership, around the globe and into the mental models that underlie people management systems.