On a Scale of 1-10, Be a 20!

Men have 10 great, powerful traits, and women also have 10 powerful, DIFFERENT great traits. When you put these traits together – in a dynamic synergy – they create a NEW, unified Evolutionary Model for gender equality. Whenever I’m asked to speak, I always remind: “On a scale of 1-10, Be a 20! Alexia Parks, Founder of 10TRAITS.org is an Adjunct Professor, an expert on gender equality, and a UN Mentor. She has created a new, unified, Evolutionary Model of Leadership based on 10 traits found in the male and female...
FAT, Fiber, and Protein: The Food of SuperFit Leaders

FAT, Fiber, and Protein: The Food of SuperFit Leaders

FATS, fiber, and protein. Does 25-50% of your diet include fiber? I hope so. If it’s soft, soluble fiber – then it is the BEST food to feed the probiotics in your colon to retune the risk of colon cancer. Insoluble fiber serves as a “broom” for internal housecleaning. Today, Dr Joel and I had conversations about the aging process and also talked about the importance of getting plenty of OIL and FATS (called lipids) in our daily diet. These include: OMEGA 3 (EPA & DHA) 2 grams a day (which has Vitamin A in it), and the other good oils including OLIVE, avocado, butter, and coconut oil. One final reminder: It’s ALSO important to make sure you have a minimal 2-EGGS per day because the egg white called albumin has the BEST spectrum of amino acids for collegen production. MAKE SURE that you don’t overcook the egg whites – either soft boiled or poached (not more than 3-4 min maximum). # Alexia Parks is Founder and CEO of  Alexia Parks 10 TRAITS Leadership Institute. 10TRAITS Leadership offers the ONLY leadership training program in the world based on 10 traits found in the female brain. Online programs are university accredited and come with a Certificate of...

A Clinton-Warren Ticket Means Trouble for Trump

Yesterday, I attended a fund-raising event where Naomi Klein spoke about the importance of keeping fossil fuels in the ground, as government policy, on public lands. I agree. However, in a clever turn of phrase, she combined the words revolution and survival. “Our survival requires a revolution,” she said. I respectifully disagree. In today’s volatile world, we don’t need more wars or revolutions. We need MORE WOMEN in decision-making positions with men – at all levels of society. Why women? Why now? Because most of us know at some deep level that it’s time to make a rapid transition away from a world economy based on overconsumption, competition and conflict, to a world based on cooperation, collaboration, and sustainability. Whether the cause is protection of the rainforest, the search for climate solutions, or clean drinking water, the fastest way to change directions is to accelerate the empowerment of women into positions of leadership. More women in leadership also comes with an economic benefit. According to a recent report by The Peterson Institute for International Economics and EY called“Is Gender Diversity Profitable? they reported that 30% more women in upper levels of management results in a 6% boost to net profit. The report leaves this question unanswered: “Would more women mean even more profit?” I have the answer. The answer is “Yes!” Here’s why: In 2004, in war torn Rwanda, President Paul Kagame got approval of a quota of 30% women in Parliament. By 2012, the number of women in Parliament had risen to 56%. With women in the majority, and a focus on healthcare, education and infrastructure needs the country’s economy...

Becoming Bully-Proof

Is there a rise in public attacks against women? If so, what’s the best defense against a bully? Whether in ‪#‎politics‬, the workplace, or life in general, the best defense is to not act like a victim. Bullies single out those who lack assertiveness, or are unprepared for counter-attack. Grown-up bullies wreak havoc in their relationships and in the workplace says Psychology Today. My science-based research shows that when placed under great stress, the female brain turns on. Under stress, the female brain is able to break through social conditioning to access natural leadership skills. These natural leadership skills include diplomacy, the engagement of social networks, and an ability to use deep listening to help understand and defuse conflict....
ASK ALEXIA

ASK ALEXIA

Dear Alexia, Can you please explain why the MALE and FEMALE brain are different If you take a look at science in the way I have, and my work is based on 40-years worth of research across a dozen fields of science, the science shows that women have 10 unique traits that are hardwired in the female brain. And these traits just so happen to be exactly the opposite of those hardwired in the male brain. There is no right or wrong, it’s not that women are better than men, or men are better than women. It’s just that the brains of men and women were hardwired differently, throughout our evolutionary history. For the men, who’s job description was “hunter” their primary job was to hunt down and bring home food to the women, who were either pregnant, nursing, and had children at their feet. It was the job of the women to ensure the survival of the children. Women were a repository of life affirming knowledge. Once we understand this, this dynamic synergy between men and women, it forever changes the way we look at, and think about women. And I use the term *dynamic synergy* here because we often think of men as great leaders, and yes, they do have 10 wonderful traits. In fact I have a grandson Daniel. I love my grandson and I’ve called him “Daniel the Great” all of his life and he like the other men in my family, have 10 wonderful traits. However evolutionary biology has also hardwired 10 traits into the female brain. And these 10 traits of women – including...