Ancestry CEO Deb Liu Says Women Need to Reframe Their Relationship to Power

Deb Liu is CEO of Ancestry, the $5 billion genealogy platform, and the author of Take Back Your Power: 10 New Rules for Women at Work. While overt discrimination against women may have receded in recent years, she says covert discrimination, including unconscious bias, can be just as pernicious, keeping women from reaching the peaks of success. She pushes for women to find themselves not just mentors offering advice, but a sponsor who will put­ their own career on the line to advance that of someone they believe in.

HBR editor in chief Adi Ignatius sat down with Roslansky in this episode of our video series “The New World of Work” to talk about:

How women can survive and thrive in stereotypically “bro” industries like the technology sector.
How to constructively combat imposter syndrome, and actually use its energy to fuel your drive.
How Ancestry uses cutting-edge technologies to help families tell their genealogical stories to each other and a…

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