Author Archives: ericadhawan

About ericadhawan

Writer about women, leadership and movement. Currently at Harvard and MIT.

I’m moving on…

To a new website! For the past 18 months, my wordpress blog has been a place to capture my thoughts and experiences, but my website felt stuck and not truly representing ME. Like everything, my new site ( is a … Continue reading

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Clear your clutter

The great leaders of our time know how to insulate themselves and focus on what matters most. One of them is Jim Collins. Last month’s Economist recounted Collins’s story to success. He rejected desirable careers as an academic and consultant … Continue reading

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ForbesWoman: How Women Executives Who Leave Their Roles Affect The Next Generation of Women Leaders

It’s been over three years since the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy and the downfall of CFO Erin Callan. Yet the underlying unfair media portrayal facing women executives who leave their roles continues in cases like Carol Barsh and Sallie Krawcheck this … Continue reading

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Own Your Time

“We spend 2/3 of time answering email, going to meetings and doing our job. Our competition has figured out that they need to spend time doing remarkable art.” –Seth Godin, Medicine Ball session, Dec 9, 2011 Last week, I attended … Continue reading

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Highlights from TEDxWomen

This post was cross-published at Levo League. TEDxWomen was an inspiring day packed with female change agents and innovators. More than 100 TEDxWomen gatherings convened all over world, including the first ever TEDx event in Libya. The themes of the … Continue reading

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TEDxWomen this week

This week, I am pleased to be a blogger in NYC for TEDxWomen on Thursday. TEDxWomen is a continuation of the conversation which began last December at TEDWomen about how women and girls shape the future. I have also been organizing … Continue reading

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Movement building is a generational task

“Product building is a five-year task. Movement building, on the other hand, is a generation-long challenge that requires much bolder vision, patience, and ambition. What this moment of inflection demands is exactly such a movement – a movement that creates … Continue reading

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