This Mother’s Day support your working parents

It’s time to confirm your Company summer flex plan now! It’s the beginning of May, Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and many companies are still trying to determine their next steps on going back to the office. Will it be full-time, flex time, certain days in the office, or the innocuous “manager discretion”?…

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What the NFL Got Right and Wrong

The NFL recently announced a number of diversity initiatives to create more opportunities for women and people of color (WPOC). Did they put a TD on the board or is this a blocked kick? From my perspective as a corporate gender strategist, they got two things right. First, they are finally creating a panel of…

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3 Tips to Hone Your Allyship Skills

Advocating for Women of Color / Honing Your Allyship Skills A recent issue of Diversity Woman Magazine featured a poignant reminder that improving gender diversity for all women isn’t a simple one-size-fits-all solution. Rather, making the workplace better for women of color must be intentional and inclusive. As I’ve mentioned in prior posts, the Women in…

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Can We Advance Women Without Men?

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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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Cultivating Active Male Allyship

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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Boomer/Gen X Women, Still Struggling for Equity

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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Engaging Men (and Women) as Gender Advocates

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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