She, Leader. | Harley K. Dubois | TEDxVail TEDx Talks

Women have been natural leaders since the beginning of time. With all of the attention on leadership today, why is it that one of the most effective and established styles of leadership rarely gets named? Burning Man is the perfect case study of female leadership. Harley says why it matters in the context of Burning Man’s expansion into the global arena. If he is a leader, why not She, Leader?

Co-Founder, Board Member, and Chief Transition Officer, Burning Man Project

Harley oversees the merging of Black Rock City LLC, Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF) which she cofounded, and Burners Without Borders into the Burning Man Project. As City Manager she created and managed the Safety and Community Services of Black Rock City for 15 years. That city is 70,000 in the middle of the Nevada desert for one week a year. And then it leaves no trace.

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