Diversity & Inclusion

Want economic growth? Add female executives and board members

April 18, 2019

March 8th was International Women’s Day and this year’s theme was #BalanceforBetter. As the topic of gender imbalance in the workforce continues to be widely discussed, the reality is that the rate of change is still incredibly slow. Reports from the Global Gender Gap Index..

Is your organization making this killer diversity mistake?

April 16, 2019

One of the biggest mistakes that companies make when it comes to diversity and inclusion is only looking at it from a corporate level, according to Atlassian’s Global Head of Diversity and Belonging, Aubrey Blanche. While corporate level data is useful for tracking overall progress,..

Empathizing with diversity builds inclusion in the workplace

April 11, 2019

As a leadership coach working with highly diverse clients, it seems imperative that we focus on inclusion and empathy in order to draw out the diverse talent and intelligence from all employees. Having coached people through gender identity struggles and offered empathetic affect and validation..

As long as we associate leadership with masculinity, women will be overlooked

April 9, 2019

Six years ago, I wrote an article arguing that women weren’t unrepresented in the leadership ranks due to their unwillingness to “lean in” or inability to lead, but because of our failure to effectively weed out incompetent men. In that article, which has become one..

To diversify, some boards of directors are growing in size

April 2, 2019

PwC tracks what it classifies as “younger board directors”—those age 50 and under—and a new report on the cohort came out yesterday [March 27]. An unmistakable takeaway is that women are making up a larger share of this constituency—37% in 2018 versus 31% the year..

When and why diversity improves your board’s performance

March 28, 2019

On January 1, California law said that all locally headquartered publicly traded companies must have at least one female director by 2020. While new to the U.S., mandates to increase gender diversity on corporate boards are common elsewhere. For example, Norway, Spain, France, and Iceland..

All boards must be accountable for gender balance   

March 25, 2019

A good board of directors should know where it has blind spots. Companies lacking the right mix of talent, experience and perspectives may miss opportunities, ignore threats and fail to hold management accountable. Many US corporate boards today lack gender diversity. Among companies in the Russell 3000..

Two leadership practices for tapping the best of your multi-generational team

March 21, 2019

Diversity, when capitalized on, gives teams a big leg up. It provides a mix of perspectives and experience that generates energy and better ways of doing things—most simply put, a higher level of performance. Fortunately, it is not uncommon to find diversity within teams these..

Empathy: The key to a diverse and inclusive workplace

March 14, 2019

When trying to foster a workplace that is equitable and inclusive for all, it is imperative for leaders to be well-trained in inclusive strategies. There is one key trait that all great leaders should possess. Some may call this trait the crème de la crème..

The essential career advice no one tells you

March 11, 2019

When it comes to career advice, the more you can get, the better. However, some pieces of advice are more critical than others. That’s why I’ve gathered some of the best career takeaways from successful creative female powerhouses. In honor of Women’s History Month, I..