The BOSS Magazine: Has the need for workplace gender diversity reached its tipping point?


Laura Close, Managing editor  interviewed me recently for the March issue of the magazine. We had a wide ranging discussion about gender and diversity in the workplace, the war for talent, the changing demographics of the American workforce and the need to have meaningful conversations in the workplace to address these . . .

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Forbes: Women can achieve their career goals by educating men


 

Jeffery Tobias Halter is a white man who says he can teach women how to teach men about gender equality in the workplace.

I know, I’m also skeptical about a man standing up for women. Isn’t that just another way to reinforce the norm of male leadership? But I’m also a pragmatist. So if he’s advancing gender equity, I’m willing to . . .

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The Atlantic: Who should be responsible for pushing gender diversity at work?


The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, where only 20 percent of attendees were women. The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, where only 20 percent of attendees were women

Maybe men.

Even though research has shown that there are concrete benefits to hiring and promoting more women into leadership positions, progress remains stilted in corporate America—especially at the top. Only 14 percent of executives at Fortune 500 companies are women. While the number of female board members has been increasing, the number of female executives . . .

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Lessons From The PayPal Gender Equality Panel Debacle


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 all men. The internet was . . .

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The 4 things your company needs to do to advance women (Part 4 of 4) – Have the Will!


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 amazing men) talking collectively about how to advance women. . . .

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