Diversity & Inclusion

5 ways millennials can inspire more diversity and inclusion

January 23, 2018

Millennials want to work for employers who value diversity and inclusion, but despite a changing zeitgeist that favors diversity programs, many employers are either procrastinating this programmatic development or failing at its execution. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers some standard guidelines to use..

Why are women absent from so many strategic conversations?

January 22, 2018

Did you know that both males and females speak, on average, 16,000 words per day? Most of us believe that words are just words, so we tend to use them without much regard for the dynamics at play in the conversational space. We, humans, have..

What should inclusion really look like in the workplace?

January 18, 2018

Inclusion is the only scalable way to build diversity within an organization. Without thoughtful and deliberate discussion and action to cultivate an inclusive environment, all the energy and resources spent on recruiting a diverse workforce are for naught. The employees, so painstakingly recruited, will be..

It’s time to let your women leaders lead

January 10, 2018

Last month, I was consulted by a large international client. They were launching a thoughtful and contemporary worldwide multicultural and generational mentoring initiative and wanted to do some additional programming for their high-performing, successful women. The ultimate goal was to increase the number of women..

How workplace gender diversity continued to evolve in 2017

January 8, 2018

n the final months of 2016, the vision for 2017 looked quite different – many anticipating it would be the year of the woman, as would-be President Hillary Clinton would shatter the ultimate glass ceiling into a million pieces, and those pieces would sprinkle down..

Top 5 trends to expect for women in the workplace in 2018

January 2, 2018

As 2017 comes to a close, I’m reflecting on what the year meant for women in the workplace and thinking about what the new year may usher in. Here are my top 5 predictions for what trends to expect in 2018: 1. Continued scrutiny about..

Workplaces are more segregated than 40 years ago. What gives?

December 29, 2017

Companies have long trumpeted sweeping diversity initiatives, but even in era of “Chief People Officers” and “transparent company cultures,” a growing body of research shows that workplace racial segregation is greater today than it was a generation ago. Sociologists from Stanford University and Harvard Business..

Every resilient female leader needs these insights

December 27, 2017

When 500 women gather in one space to discuss leadership, magic is inevitable. This was the scene at Mount Saint Mary’s University (MSMU) 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference where the overriding theme focused on The Resilient Leader. The result: panels and keynotes flowing with mic-dropping insights..

US boards: The last mile to achieving corporate diversity, Deloitte survey finds

December 21, 2017

A new survey by Deloitte U.S. Chairman Mike Fucci, “Board Diversity: Seeing is Believing,” takes a thoughtful look at the need for corporate boards to become more diverse in skill set and thought to keep pace with the evolving business environment. While corporations eagerly adapt..

How women leaders can shut down sexual harassment

December 20, 2017

Understanding how successful women navigate the numerous obstacles they face in order to advance to top leadership has always been my challenge. My view has been that these barriers are insidious, pervasive and societally-bound. Then came an earthquake: the misogynistic 2016 political campaign and bragged-about..