From Rania

Rania Habiby Anderson is the leading authority on the advancement of business women in emerging economies; she is an international speaker and author, business executive coach, entrepreneur, former corporate leader, angel investor, and founder of The Way Women Work. See more of her expertise and writing on LinkedIn.

What to Do When You Encounter Sexism at Work: Micro-Inclusions

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Confronting someone’s sexism, negative, or biased behavior is difficult. One of the best ways to make it a little easier is to be prepared with what you want to say/do if you do experience or witness a microaggression. I like to call these actions micro-inclusions…

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5 Examples of Microaggressions in the Workplace

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Often called “death by a thousand cuts,” microaggressions are subtle and not-so-subtle actions or comments around race or gender. Here are five common examples of microaggressions that happen every day in the workplace…

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How Can We Engage More Men? Questions from Harvard Business School’s Dynamic Women in Business Conference

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I did not anticipate the top questions women wanted answers to when I moderated a panel on Advocating for Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard Business School’s Dynamic Women in Business Conference. The panelists: Betty Thompson, Chief People Officer at Booz Allen Hamilton; Jeffrey Siminoff, Inclusion & Diversity Consultant, Former Head of I&D at Morgan Stanley, […]

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2 Male Influencers All Men Should Know

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Do you know these men? They are engaging men in new ways and are turning the gender conversation on its head. They are broadening the narrow definition of “manhood” and challenging the traditional role of men in the workplace. They are fighting hard against bias and telling other men to not withdraw, but step out and […]

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Your Guide to Workplace Interactions in the #MeToo Era

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A male leader recently shared with me that during an external meeting a couple of people, who work for other companies, were using excessive profanity. He felt it was inappropriate and the language made him uncomfortable. He thought that it was also likely that it was offensive others, including a female colleague. So he spoke […]

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Women in Business: Your Experience Strengthens Decision-Making

I’m so glad I finally got to see the movie The Post starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. The movie dramatizes the The Washington Post newspaper’s 1971 decision to publish portions of a top-secret study called The Pentagon Papers. The Pentagon Papers were a U.S. Department of Defense study about the country’s political and military involvement in Vietnam, which revealed […]

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Policies Don’t Change Work Environments – You Do

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This year, I’m concerned that my clients – and you – may be reluctant to make any changes related to the way they interact with women in the workplace. But there is something you can do…

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What Smart, Strategic Male Leaders Do Differently

“I had to do something that he and everyone else would not forget. I had to hit him where he’d really feel it—in his business results and pocket…”

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The Secret to Liza Badanova’s Career Confidence & Her Advice to You

I met Liza Badanova, a young attorney and the Deputy Head of Legal in Naftogaz, Ukraine, at a small gathering of Ukrainian and American women professionals who met to share experiences and career advice. Right away, I observed that Liza exemplified three of the most important attributes of successful leaders: she is poised; quietly, but deeply […]

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31 Days to Advance Your Career – Take the #Work31 Challenge

DAY 1 Identify your greatest strength. Be very specific – what distinguishes you from other people with the same strength? Write it down. If you aren’t sure, talk to some people who know you best.   DAY 2 Set a goal for one specific thing you want to have happen in your career. Write it […]

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