5 Ways to Prioritize Diversity & Inclusion at Work

A manager’s role is to build a high-performing team, which by definition is a diverse team. For a host of reasons, many highly qualified people–including people from certain cultures, ethnicity, countries, women, introverts–don’t actively put themselves forward for assignments or recognition. Consider these five steps for your own workplace…

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3 Women That Every Male Leader Should Know

3 Women Every Male Leader Should Know gender parity Rania Anderson

Savvy business leaders now know what the research reveals: everyone wins when a company and its leadership achieves gender parity. They also know that to get there, you have to change how you work in partnership with women. Three leading women experts are challenging the way we’ve traditionally thought about and addressed this topic. Elisabeth Kelan, PhD, Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, […]

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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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“That’s What She Said” Book Review & Key Insights

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In Joanne Lipman’s new book, That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together, she share this quote from Dr. Brian Welle, Director of People Analytics at Google: If people believe that everyone around them is fighting against their biases, stereotypes and prejudices, they will do […]

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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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8 Ways to Support Women at Work

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  Men and leaders like you have been asking me how they can support women, in light of continued revelations about toxic work environments and incidents of sexual misconduct. An environment free of harassment is the most minimal requirement we all have of our workplaces. But that alone is not enough. To thrive your business needs […]

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Enough with Mentoring: The Best Way to Advance Women at Work

Mentorship alone does very little to advance women in the workforce. In today’s workplace, women are over mentored and under sponsored in comparison to men. Here are the first steps to become a great career sponsor.

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