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 . . .
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. . . .
Are Your Male Store Managers Gender Aware?
I have been consulting with a very progressive international grocery chain to develop and implement a fully integrated women’s leadership strategy. Currently our work is focused on the front lines of their business – the retail store manager. As part of the strategy, we created engagement groups for male middle and regional managers to become more . . .
Real Diversity Isn’t a Journey It’s an Integrated Strategy to Change Your Culture (Part 4 of 4)
For the first three posts on creating an integrated women’s leadership strategy I have focused on hard business dialogue, measures, metrics and accountability. My last segment will focus on an equally critical element that many organizations cannot even measure today but is evolving into . . .
Women need to take a tip from their male counterparts
When you ask women, 77% of them will tell you they believe promotions are driven by . . .