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Diane Coffey Chaput

Vice President, Communications & Engagement

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DO THIS, NOT THAT - How Leaders Can Create a Psychologically Safe Workplace

Having a culture of Inclusion is not only about checking off the boxes for diversity. It’s about diversity of thought, and making sure everyone in the organization feels secure enough to express themselves without fear of retribution. It means creating a psychologically safe workplace where those on teams feel comfortable enough to take risks, express their ideas and concerns, ask questions, and admit mistakes – all without fear of negative consequences. How do you create a psychologically safe workplace and what are the benefits of doing so?
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Winsight Champions Future Restaurant Leaders with the Return of RLD@RLC Program

A dedicated professional development program to diversify leadership and empower underrepresented talent in the industry
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C-Store Women's Event Announces Partnership with Leading NOW

Women-owned organization, Leading NOW, to support the women's leadership conference, C-Store Women's event.
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DO THIS, NOT THAT - How Reverse Mentoring Leads to DEI Success

Is your organization doing enough to help underrepresented talent succeed? Probably not. While most DEI initiatives include communication plans, programs for employees to attend, and reviews of corporate policies, one of the most important elements is frequently overlooked or not addressed at all: The mindsets of leaders within the organization and how they impede inclusion. And while these mindsets may be unintentional–after all, leaders don’t have visibility into the challenges underrepresented talent face every day–this can derail your DEI goals. To take your DEI strategy from passive to powerful, DO THIS, NOT THAT…
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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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