By definition, a business can’t be transformative if it’s just more of the same. Leaders must have the vision to see things differently and the wherewithal to capitalize on all available talent. Talking about gender characteristics in the business world is an important, yet explosive topic. Much of the discussion today has become very one-sided, and therefore falls on deaf ears. Expanding the Conversation takes things in a different direction. Gender-related characteristics are called out without apology. Only then can they be leveraged holistically as both strengths and complements. In order to create powerful, disruptive shifts across a global economy, we must start addressing this discussion head-on and learn to positively exploit genderdominated attributes for a competitive advantage. It’s not an easy discussion and it’s certainly not always “fair.” But to get anywhere, it needs to be honest. Leaders – both current and future – need to engage with curiosity and lead with intent. For those ready. . . it’s time to expand the conversation.