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Over 2 Million Women Just Spoke, Is Corporate America Listening?

Jan 24, 2017

Women in droves are asking for two things, one is workplace equity and the second is pay equity. On Saturday, January 21st, over 650 women’s marches were held in major cities around the globe. In Washington D.C. alone over 500,000 women gathered but in other major metro cities, the number of participants was also overwhelming. While…

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Women at the Tipping Point. Is Corporate America Ready?

Jan 15, 2017

Women’s voices are rising.  Are we at a flashpoint address workplace inequalities? The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. – Malcolm Gladwell The Start Since 2000, women have been actively working to advance in the workplace — building on the…

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What a Trump Victory Means for Women’s Leadership Advancement

Nov 14, 2016

One of the first reactions of a Trump victory will be the question will hurt or even hinder women’s leadership advancement in corporate America and was Hillary’s loss in part because the country is not ready for a female president. While the pundits will analyze this election for years, as a corporate gender strategist I do…

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Fantasy Football, Women and Networking

Aug 31, 2016

FACT: Women now account for more than 20% of all fantasy football participants. On a recent flight, I was re-reading Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean-In, when I glanced at the women next to me and she was reading ESPN’s Fantasy Football Preview. We shared a laugh that she was reading about football and I was reading about…

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Gender Pay Equity, This Bud’s for You

Jul 2, 2016

#PayEquality #CheersToEqualPay It’s not often that my job is done by an advertisement. But this week, the folks at Bud Light stepped up to the microphone to talk about gender pay equity. As many of you know, I’ve been encouraging men to step up and get involved in the conversation about advancing women in the…

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This Father’s Day Give Your Daughter A Gift

Jun 7, 2016

It’s time for more men to advocate for women in the workplace. Women’s advancement is stuck. A sense of urgency will never take place until fathers of daughters realize the responsibility they have to be change agents. We can talk about the business case, strategies and talent initiatives but without a personal connection, men will…

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Lessons From The PayPal Gender Equality Panel Debacle

May 12, 2016

3 things companies need to do to get serious about advancing women Let’s give PayPal an A for effort and a C- on execution on their women’s initiative. In case you missed it, late last month Paypal announced a Gender Equality and Inclusion in the Workforce Panel.  The only problem was the panel consisted of…

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We Keep Expecting #women to #leanIn, What We Need is #men to #standup

May 6, 2016

Hey, Men! Do Something for your Mothers, Wives, and Daughters. Stand-up for Women. Women’s Pay Equity Day came and went without a lot of hoopla. April 12th symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Obama made a speech and Pinterest and Twitter exploded, for…

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Why Do Male CEOs Commit to Advancing Women?

Mar 31, 2016

Advancing Women in the Workplace Next week is the Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston, MA. The 2016 program celebrates Women Leading Change and features a day of professional development and thought leaders including Carla Harris, Edie Weiner, and Ping Fu. I’m thrilled to be speaking at the event for the 3rd time. For the past…

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Where Are All the Female MBA’s? (Part 2 of 2)

Feb 11, 2016

Where Career Aspiration, Advancement, and Talent Management Meet Reality An MBA is often seen as a critical element for leaders to move up to the C-Suite. In Part 1 of this series, I explored the role an MBA in the pipeline to C-Suite and also interviewed a typical high-potential woman who is seeking an MBA to…

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Where Are All the Female MBA’s? (Part 1 of 2)

Feb 4, 2016

Alert: Women Business Leaders Missing in the Pipeline to the C-Suite I was recently asked to keynote a Women’s Leadership event for the Georgia Tech MBA Women’s Alumnae Network. Georgia Tech is an amazing institute, and from a full disclosure standpoint, I am the proud father of a graduate. In my work on advancing women and engaging…

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The 4 Things Your Company Needs to Do to Advance Women (Part 4 of 4) – Have the Will!

Jan 28, 2016

Have the Will to Change. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. – Vince Lombardi* In the past several months I have attended over 15 women’s leadership events and witnessed over 5,000 leaders (women and a number of…

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