Five lesson companies should learn from Uber about sexual harassment


Today the bull’s-eye falls on Uber and Silicon Valley but tomorrow it may be your industry or company.

This post was originally published in the Huffington Post.

It’s 2017 and Fortune 500 companies are still dealing with the issues of sexual harassment and gender discrimination. While recent high-profile lawsuits are still in the news Qualcomm, Read More »

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Why Do Male CEOs Commit to Advancing Women?


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 . . .

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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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The 4 Things Your Company Needs to Do to Advance Women (Part 3 of 4) – Lead!


Yes, there are only 4 things organizations need to do to advance women.

“If you were told it would take over 50 years to achieve a business objective would you accept it?” — Ken Chenault, CEO and Chairman, American Express #womensforumny.

This remark was one of the opening salvos of the New York Women’s Forum Breakfast of Corporate Champions. This breakfast was a gathering of . . .

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The 4 Things Your Company Needs to Do to Advance Women (Part 2 of 4) – Learn!


Yes, there are only 4 things organizations need to do to advance women.

“Men owe it to themselves, their companies, employees, shareholders . . . and their daughters to do a better job in advocating for women.”          – Jeffery Tobias Halter

After attending over 15 women’s leadership events in the last 90 days, I have synthesized everything I’ve seen and heard . . .

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