Pride Month YWomen 2019

Why inclusive work cultures are the best possible way to attract and retain top talent. In my work advocating for the advancement of women, I often highlight the intersectionality of other dimensions of diversity. For example, you can’t talk about women without also discussing other dimensions of diversity such as race, age, sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity. Why is…

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Powering Up podcast with Anne Doyle

I meet Anne Doyle several years ago on a Power – Opening Doors for Women panel in Chicago. It was shortly after the release of my book, WHY WOMEN – The Leadership Imperative to Advance Women and Engage Men and we’ve stayed in touch. Anne recently started the Powering Up podcast and invited me to have…

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Disrupting the status quo to drive gender parity and rid the workplace of gender inequities The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips and spreads like wildfire. – Malcolm Gladwell In February 2016, I chronicled that we were reaching a tipping point for women’s issues in the…

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With the #GoogleWalkout, Corporate America has been put on notice. Today (November 1, 2018), a protest by organized by Google employees unfolded at 11:10 a.m. local time at more than 40 offices around the world. The rolling walkout is keeping the much-needed conversation about “harassment, discrimination, and support for abusers” in the spotlight. A Twitter…

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YWomen Advancing Women Is Not A Journey. It Demands Strategy.

Tips for Implementing An Integrated Women’s Leadership Strategy. People go on journeys. Organizations implement long-term strategic plans. To advance women, organizations need an Integrated Women’s Leadership Strategy. We need to speak in business terms that cause leaders to sit up and listen. You may have heard me share this story before but it bears repeating. Many years ago,…

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Gender Conversation QuickStarters – A Staff Meeting in a Box. In November 2016 I launched Gender Conversation QuickStarters to encourage and facilitate meaningful conversations in the workplace between men and women. My objective was to create a staff meeting in a box to foster opportunities for men and women to discuss the different experiences they…

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Let’s talk about gender. I’m often asked for quick, easy tips for leading an effective staff meeting discussions regarding gender, engaging men as allies and other women’s leadership topics. In a recent edition of Gender Conversation QuickStarters, my monthly newsletter with topics and tips for starting difficult yet powerful conversations at work (not on the list? sign-up…

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Jilea Hemmings CEO & Co-Founder of Best Tyme wrote series on how diversity can increase a company’s bottom line. Jeffery Tobias Halter was interviewed as part of this series. He shared his backstory, new projects and how diversity impacts a company’s top and bottom line. Here’s a snippet from the interview: Hemmings: Can you share the top five…

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