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


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 pursue her career goals. In Part . . .

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


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 men I wanted to take this time to . . .

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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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