Women And The Future Of Work: 3 Ways Male Leaders Can Support Gender Equality
Jason Wingard, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Human Capital Management at the School of Professional Studies at Columbia University, outlines 3 ways male leaders can support gender equality in his Forbes Leadership Strategy column. Covid-19 has had a disproportionately devastating impact on women in the workplace. As we enter The Great Reset, Wingard posed the…Read More
Even When Companies Strive for Inclusion, Women of Color Can Feel Left Out
Advocating for Women of Color In my work, I spend the bulk of my time focusing on helping men become better advocates for women. Our discussions focus on workplace culture, accountability and the need for visible and vocal advocacy. While my work focuses primarily on gender, it is impossible to talk about gender without also…Read More
10 Metrics Every Company Should Be Tracking. Gender Equity: The Business Case for Women
Want to Know Your Company’s Business Case for Women? Do Your Own Research. The recent Women in the Workplace 2018 – Lean In and McKinsey & Company report found that 78 percent of companies are able to articulate the Business Case for Gender Equity. The problem is that only 16 percent of companies hold their people to any…Read More
The Meritocracy Myth. The Unwritten Rules of Promotions and the Workplace.
Men, Women and the Meritocracy Myth. During a keynote event at a conference, I referenced research from The Sponsor Effect, which recommends that women change their viewpoint on meritocracies. The research concludes that men and women think differently about who gets promotions. When you ask women, 77 percent say they believe promotions are driven by a…Read More
Is Your Viewpoint on Meritocracies Holding You Back? Remember to Share Your Accomplishments.
Self-Advocacy – 3 tips for talking with your boss. I was recently invited to write an article for the Leadercast Now blog to share insights and solutions for a leadership challenge. Selecting a topic was easy. During Q&A sessions, I’m often asked about meritocracy and why hard work alone isn’t enough to get promoted. As…Read More
Have the Will! The Four Things Your Company Needs to Do to Advance Women (Part 4 of 4).
Have the Will to Drive 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 Talent is your bottom line. For senior business leaders, talent management is job one. Take a look at the foundational issues facing…Read More
Hard Work Alone Is Not Enough. You Need To Share Your Accomplishments.
Women need to take a tip from their male counterparts At a recent event, I was keynoting my book WHY WOMEN, The Leadership Imperative and I referenced research from ‘The Sponsor Effect‘, that found that women need to change their viewpoint on meritocracies and their accomplishments. When you ask women, 77% of them will tell…Read More
Is Your Company Doing The One Thing That Will Retain Female Employees?
Workplace Flexibility…And it Doesn’t Cost a Dime! When it comes to Work-Life balance, few topics are more divisive among employees and management than the issue of workplace flexibility, especially if you are a Mom (or Dad) trying to juggle the pressures of parenting and want to move up the ranks to an Executive. In fact,…Read More