I just returned from a board retreat in Seattle for the Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition, whose mission is to provide power, influence and opportunity for women in the outdoor-related businesses, so the topic of women and corporate leadership is fresh in my mind.
Ironically, much of what women need to succeed are the same things their male counterparts do, but instead of the early days where women felt they had to imitate men to get ahead, they're taking these principles and applying their own twist:
*Powerful networks (built in living rooms vs. on golf courses)
*Support at home (partners who share family chores and, in some cases, take primary responsibility)
*Influential role models (more diverse, and growing)