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Only 14 percent of companies are doing Allyship Training.  Yes, you read that right – just 14 percent! This finding in the 2021 McKinsey Women in the Workforce report is discouraging because we will never obtain long-term systemic advancement for women without engaging male allies in the workplace. With men in roughly 75 percent of company leadership roles, we…

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Since men still represent 75 percent of leadership of the 423 companies McKinsey surveyed, it's a given that we will never drive long-term systemic advancement for women without active male allyship.  If you're unsure where to start, take a minute to explore the first module of my virtual series, Why Women The Leadership Imperative, and consider these questions (or discuss them at your next staff meeting):

The One Thing You Need to do to Advance Women in Your Organization. The 2021 LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company Women in the Workplace study was recently released. The one thing leaders, BRGs and allies need to do is read it, internalize it and take action. It contains more than 50 pages of facts, data and actions designed…

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Intersectionality and the Challenges of Age and Gender Bias For the past few years, my work on advancing women has expanded to include exploring all dimensions of diversity that affect women. This view, known as intersectionality, includes overlaying the lens of not just binary gender but also race, culture and gender expression. Of note, I…

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Creating a Year-Long Dialogue on Advancing Women “We keep running BRG events, but we’re really not moving the needle. The company expects us to help lead the women’s strategy for the company, and yet I get very little money or resources. I have amazing committed volunteers, but it’s just not enough. Why is this so hard?”…

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This Mother’s Day commit to becoming an advocate Mother’s Day in the United States was established in the early 19th century as an annual holiday celebrated on the second Sunday in May. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the day is a widely observed national holiday to “recognize and appreciate mothers’ roles in our lives. Often this…

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Millennials Prioritizing Values and Taking Corporate America With Them Earlier this year, Deloitte US released its inaugural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Transparency Report. In it, the company noted that its US workforce spans four generations with millennials composing the majority. In total, millennials and Gen Z represent 87.4 percent of professionals at less tenured levels within…

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The Key to Inclusion — Full Transparency I was honored to celebrate International Women’s Day with Deloitte US by participating in a panel discussion on the release of the inaugural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Transparency Report. The report goes well beyond women and examines all dimensions of diversity through a lens of intersectionality. This is groundbreaking work…

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YWomen - 10 Actions to Support Women of Color: It’s Time for Advocates to Step Up

It’s Time for Advocates to Step Up Dr. Bernice A. King stated in this thought-provoking interview with Caroline Fairchild, “I believe corporate America can be the people who save the soul of America.” As a corporate gender strategist, I believe corporate America can play an instrumental role in supporting and advancing all under-represented groups. In fact, it must.…

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