Whereas entitled self-congratulation used to be the sole province of successful men, women now have the floor. While some women leaders may be able to redefine their roles, usher in a more authentic and transparent leadership style and emphasize work-life balance, changing entrenched corporate culture is not easy. Women of all ages praised our Oct. 24 cover package for what one called "inspiring" stories on "How Women Lead." Having just finished your recent issue on women leaders, I find myself dismayed at the way things have shifted inour culture. What Flowers fails to point out is that most of these all-female schools are also private and require tuition. The second part, though different in nature, was just as important. The response was so overwhelming that not everyone could fit into the Room of the Americas to participate. In 1986 I coauthored a book on why women weren't making it to the top of corporate America. Then a most inspiring ballroom dance exhibition, choreographed by Ariana and performed by young STF members, touched the hearts of all. I was disappointed to see that the recent earthquake in Kashmir received only one and a third pages of coverage in your Oct. 24 issue ("Aftershocks In Kashmir"). In Jin Moon and her dance partner) briefly invited the audience to join them in a ballroom dance lesson crash course to practice the waltz. Life requires action. After a brief break, Mrs. Doro Koch Bush shared her keynote address, entitled "Change Through Leadership." The college women I currently teach often come to class wearing sweat suits and ponytails. Many of the women profiled in the pages that followed did not attend elite colleges. In Jin Moon, together with the former First Lady, came onstage to sign the historic document, which will remain in Costa Rica. Steve Miller, CEO of newly bankrupt Delphi Corp., is absolutely right when he says that, without union concessions regarding benefits, bankruptcy is a real possibility ("Motown Mechanic," Oct. 24). Equality will be possible only when diverse approaches to planning, problem solving and leadership are equally respected and valued. This went on until about midnight. On the evening before the conference, the spirit was already very high, warm and embracing as 150 women leaders gathered in the Room of the Americas at the Herradura Hotel Conference Center to hear welcoming remarks and an introduction from International WFWP President Lan Young Moon and Rev. Your Special Report proves my point.". Flowers is right when she says "schools are designed for academics, not as social clubs... young adults have ample opportunity to interact after class." It is a rare and often overlooked gift in this emerging field of women leaders, and a talent to cultivate for those of us who aspire to the heights of leadership. And for the past 20 years I have held my own as co-owner of an auto-related business, a field overwhelmingly dominated by men. New sisters, Former First Lady of Elsalvador Pilar and Prof Lan Young Moon. In these unprecedented times, men and women alike are in need of developing the necessary skills to navigate the complexities of the 21st century. However, I do not see this lack of balance as a bad thing. Someone needs to explain to me why championing people--based solely on the fact that they happened to be born women--brings us any closer to a society where people are judged for who they are as opposed to what their bodies look like. It's your character and abilities that make you a leader, not your job title. Being a leader is not about fame, prestige or a corner office. Professors, more than half of them women, took their female students seriously. In "The Day California Won First Prize" (Oct. 17) we should have made it clear that the red wine that won the famous 1976 tasting in Paris was from Stag's Leap Wine Cellars and not from any other winery using the Stag's Leap name. Our organizing team was surprised by and almost unprepared for the kind of response we received, especially from women leaders in Latin America, who poured in to the last moment. Being perfectly perched on a high wire, afraid to move lest we destroy our delicate balance, just doesn't cut it. Amazingly, they are perfectly able to resist the distractions of their male counterparts and to concentrate their attention on my lecture. When I lived in a girls-only dorm, I found the atmosphere saturated with boy consciousness. We should have said that about 60 percent of the children in Tempe's elementary-school district are in the free- or reduced-lunch program, which is one indicator of poverty. Unlike other publications, which seem to have an unending thirst for articles about women of my generation choosing to forgo careers, shelve their college degrees and spend their time getting married and having babies, NEWSWEEK finally brought to the fore women who look and sound like those I speak to on a daily basis. After I'd read this article, imagine my dismay to see on your newsmakers page a picture of Hugh Hefner with not one, but three girlfriends. Selle addressed the divide between North America and Latin America, noting the arrogance and resentment in the different perceptions of one another, and the pain and antipathy that needs to be healed. The 21st Century Workplace -- Are Women The New Men? 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