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Diane Coffey Chaput

Vice President, Communications & Engagement

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For DEI Success, Do This, Not That In 2023

In a recent Forbes article, Leading NOW’s CEO, Kelly Primus, addressed the DEI Churn & Burn many organizations are experiencing in their quest to create a more inclusive culture. In the article, Kelly talks about some of the things organizations can do to stop the constant turnover of Chief Diversity Officers who are in the trenches, trying to transform the company’s culture.  This got us thinking, and begs the question – Is your DEI strategy passive or POWERFUL? For 2023, we’re kicking off the new year with a monthly blog series titled, DO THIS, NOT THAT. Each month we’ll address common actions that most DEI strategies include (passive), the barriers to inclusion identified by our own research over the last 20 years, and the what, why, and how, to make your DEI strategy more powerful.  Let’s start with the most important DEI barrier of all…
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Listen NOW to hear Kelly Primus on the MINDWORKS Podcast

Successful leaders understand that in order to improve their organization’s culture, retain employees, and ultimately, improve the company’s overall performance and profitability, they need to constantly evolve. That means keeping up with how leadership is defined in today’s post-covid world. 
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Leading NOW Announces Complimentary Webinar

BOSTON - Sept. 7, 2022 Leading NOW a global consultancy that guides current and future leaders in creating more equitable organizations, is offering a complimentary webinar on one of the hottest topics every organization is trying to harness––how to successfully implement DEI initiatives that drive measurable results. For the first time, CEO, Kelly Lockwood Primus, will present Leading NOW's ground-breaking research, Cultural Dynamics in the Workplace™: 5 Key Factors for DEI Success, as a LIVE webinar on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 1:00 pm ET.
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How Organizations Can Deliver on DEI Pledges & More

It’s been a busy summer here at Leading NOW. Our CEO and amazing consultants delivered sessions at the Annual SHRM Conference (Society for Human Resource Management), and the Foundation for Women’s Leadership & Empowerment Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) – both to huge accolades. Perhaps you were there. If you missed them, not to worry. We have some exciting news to share about an encore presentation and FREE webinar you definitely won’t want to miss!
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Leading Women Partners with Foundation for Women's Leadership & Empowerment for 15th Annual WLC

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Leading NOW Named a Top 20 Diversity and Inclusion Company by Manage HR

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Hear What People are Saying About Our Best-in-Class Workshops

It’s been a busy several months for the Leading NOW team. We continue to deliver our Best-in-Class Workshops at conferences near and far… and we’re just getting started! Perhaps you saw our CEO, Kelly Primus, at the Louisiana SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Summit in January, where she presented Cultural Dynamics in the Workplace: 5 Key Factors for DEI Success. What a way to kick off the new year, educating and inspiring HR leaders on how to successfully implement Cultural Dynamics in their organizations.
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Leading Women Partners with Women in Agribusiness Europe to Deliver Career Acceleration Workshop for Women Leaders

Event Heeds Call for Professional Development in the Agri-Sector   BOSTON - Feb. 23, 2022 -  Shaping the future of workplace dynamics by advocating for women’s advancement and engaging male allies to bring gender balance to leadership, Leading Women, a division of Leading NOW, has partnered with Women in Agribusiness (WIA) to deliver a virtual one-day event for the women leaders in Women in Agribusiness Europe on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
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Leading NOW Announces Professional Development Partnership With Winsight to Diversify Restaurant Industry Leadership

BOSTON - Jan. 27, 2022 -  Leading NOW, the leadership expert and global advisor to organizations seeking to change mindsets, behaviors, and cultures to be inclusive for all, is pleased to announce it has partnered with Winsight to create an educational and professional development program for emerging leaders. The partnership addresses the lack of diversity and leadership development specific to the restaurant industry. The inaugural Restaurant Leadership Development Program will be delivered by Leading NOW experts at the 2022 Restaurant Leadership Conference (RLC) in April.
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What are your plans for International Women's Day 2022?

For more than 18 years, Leading Women has positively impacted organizations committed to achieving goals for women’s advancement. Over the last year, we’ve grown our partnerships with several women’s associations, expanding our women’s leadership offerings to audiences in virtually every industry––from sports to restaurants to agriculture, and everything in between. As you probably know, March 8th is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is #BreakTheBias. At Leading Women, we help companies like yours overcome the bias women and underrepresented talent face every day. Our research-based programming goes beyond conventional wisdom by delivering unique career guidance in the areas of leadership, career success, mentoring, executive presence and more.
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