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Quick take: Why Women Make Great leaders with Jonathan Tisch, Chairman & CEO, Loews Hotels & Co.
Loews Hotels & Co had women in leadership roles long before it was a "thing"... in fact, we recently profiled Loews Hotels SVP of Operations, Jenny Lucas, who credits Loews with giving her the challenges and opportunities that have kept her growing with the company for 24 years.
We look forward to doing a more in depth interview on leadership with you soon, but meanwhile three quick questions:
Why do you think women make great leaders?
Women make great leaders and mentors, as they are empathetic, patient, and great listeners, not to mention great talkers as well.
What do you like best about working with women?
Have been fortunate to work alongside some remarkable women during my time at Loews Hotels & Co. In terms of Loews today I believe theleadership skills, exhibited by the women in senior positions, is an important trait and projects knowledge and confidence for our entire organization.
What women have been most influential in your career or life?
My grandmother, Sayde, my mother, Joan, and my wife, Lizzie.
In addition to being a believer and champion of women in the workplace, Jon has long held fast to the idea that companies can do well and do good at the same time, and has devoted a lifetime to active citizenship—an idea that uses the power of partnerships and grassroots participation to solve seemingly intractable problems.
The author of three bestselling books, Jon has written extensively about his leadership philosophy, the customer experience, and civic engagement. You can check out his books here: The Power of We: Succeeding Through Partnerships; Chocolates on the Pillow Aren’t Enough: Reinventing the Customer Experience; Citizen You: Doing Your Part to Change the World.