Year: 2015

Year: 2015

Pioneer gives tips for overcoming fear and driving change

I recently had the great privilege of spending my lunch hour with Cindia Cameron. Who is Cindia (rhymes with India) and why should you care? Cindia has been a life-long champion for working women and is a national expert on how to leverage a coalition of like-minded people to influence institutional change. In this blog she shares her proven tips for becoming a catalyst for change.

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NJ-ISM Conference Presentation Oct 2015

I’m a Certified Supply Chain Professional from APICS and a proud member of the Atlanta chapter of the ISM.  It was a true privilege to lead two breakout sessions at the 7th Annual NJ-ISM Women & Leadership conference on a topic I am passionate about – leveling the playing field for career advancement in corporate …

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Board Introduction: Elba Pareja-Gallagher

The board of ShowMe50.org hails from a variety of industries and backgrounds. The one thing that pulls them together is the commitment to gender balanced leadership. Read a little bit about Elba Pareja-Gallagher to understand why she is committed to the vision of ShowMe50™. Why do you think Show Me 50 is needed? Things are …

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ShowMe50 Press Release March 31, 2015

New Non-Profit ShowMe50 Offers Tools to Level the Playing Field at S&P 500 Corporations Goal is 50 Percent Women in Top Management ATLANTA, Ga., March 31, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aligned with international calls for gender equality, a new non-profit has been created to help U.S. employees at S&P 500 companies reach the goal of …

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Gender Equality and Corporate Social Responsibility

During my four years working in Investor Relations, I learned the value of socially responsible investing. The presence of gender-inclusive leadership, both on the board and in executive leadership teams, is associated with increased corporate social responsibility. Companies with higher female representation at the board level or in top management show higher returns on equity, …

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Board Introduction: Steve Childs

The board of ShowMe50.org hails from a variety of industries and backgrounds. The one thing that pulls them together is the commitment to gender balanced leadership. Read a little bit about Steve Childs to understand why he is committed to the vision of ShowMe50™. Why do you think Show Me 50 is needed?   There …

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Anatomy of Change: How inclusive cultures evolve (Catalyst)

To level the playing field for women in corporate America we are asking our companies to change. We are asking them to change deeply embedded institutional cultural norms.  It is not a challenge to be taken on by the faint of heart. Many people are going to say no. There are going to be set backs. But it …

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The experience of Susan vs. Simon (Hays Recruiting)

Why do Susan and Simon have the exact same resume but different job search outcomes? This paper from Hays Recruiting shows how gender bias creeps into the talent management process and why we must add mechanisms to control it.  The HR director at a firm that implemented controls illustrates the power of structural changes. We all thought we …

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Women in Engineering: Change the work culture, change the outcome

This article from NPR’s All Tech Considered summarizes findings from a recent study of why women are leaving the engineering profession. The most common reason female engineers leave is the work environment. There is still a “boys club” culture that is not welcoming or friendly to women. Nadya Fouad, the study’s author, found that although there are many programs in place at …

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