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Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz

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In Case You Missed It: June 2020 Edition

On a timely basis we curate fabulous articles about closing the leadership gender gap on our Facebook page, LinkedIn Leading Women group and company page, and also Tweet them out.  We then share the the best of the best here on our blog!  7 ways to start to uproot systemic racism in the workplace World Economic Forum In addition to our core leadership content, Leading Women offers programs that provide BIWOC (who often holding the lowest % of leadership positions) with actionable strategies for navigating additional unique challenges they face. Learn more about our Executive Prep for Multicultural Women™ program here.  "Racism is deeply ingrained in our society – and as a result, it’s deeply ingrained in our workplaces, too. Organisations everywhere are discussing how to uproot systemic racism from the workplace. Where should you start? Here are 7 practical steps for building a more diverse and inclusive organisation. (And keep in mind these steps are just the start.)..." Read ON!
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7 Ways to Help You Navigate to the New Normal

Wondering how you can navigate to the “new normal” when you’re not even sure what the new normal is? Although you may not realize it, change is constant, and acknowledging this means you have actually taken the first step to the path forward. Leading Women, named a 2020 Top 10 Leadership Development Training/Coaching Company by HR Tech Outlook, put together the following list to help you navigate and emerge successfully as your organization transitions out of quarantine.
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In Case You Missed It: May 2020 Edition

On a timely basis we curate fabulous articles about closing the leadership gender gap on our Facebook page, LinkedIn Leading Women group and company page, and also Tweet them out.  We then share the the best of the best here on our blog!  Leading Women Named to HR Tech Outlook's List of Top 10 Leadership Development / Training Coaching Companies Leading Women Leading Women has been recognized by HR Tech Outlook as a Top 10 Leadership Development Training /Coaching Company for 2020, and featured among an elite group of companies in the Leadership special edition of HR Tech Outlook magazine. "We are honored to make the HR Tech Top 10 List, and to be acknowledged for our innovative, research-based solutions and proven women's leadership development programs, which have been helping organizations achieve workplace culture transformation for almost two decades," said Kelly Lockwood Primus, CEO & President of Leading Women. Read ON!
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Privacy Policy Update - May 2020

Leading Women is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We have updated our Privacy Policy to make our policies more clear to you, and to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law in the European Union (EU).  Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our data collection and storage policies and our commitment to keeping your information secure.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at contact@leadingwomen.biz. 
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In Case You Missed It: April 2020 Edition

On a timely basis we curate fabulous articles about closing the leadership gender gap on our Facebook page, LinkedIn Leading Women group and company page, and also Tweet them out.  We then share the the best of the best here on our blog!  Leadership Through Change: 6 Part Series Leading Women “How do you lead in the face of constant change?” Leading Women is here to support you with the skills you need to help manage during this time of change. This month we covered Interpersonal Skills, Organization Agility, and Dealing with Ambiguity in our 6-part blog series on Leading Through Change. Coming in May, we'll be continuing our series with topics on Managing Complexity and Resilience, so be on the look out and be sure to check out email.  Part 1: LEADERSHIP at the pace of Global Change... Part 2: Interpersonal Savvy... What You Need to Lead! Part 3: Organizational Agility: Getting “It” Done Part 4: Leading Through Uncertainty: Dealing with Ambiguity Part 5: Managing Complexity: The Up Close & Wider View Part 6: Navigating Change with Resiliency  
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In Case You Missed It: March 2020 Edition

On a timely basis we curate fabulous articles about closing the leadership gender gap on our Facebook page, LinkedIn Leading Women group and company page, and also Tweet them out.  We then share the the best of the best here on our blog! 
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#WFH Survival Tips for Parents

Like many of you, our team at Leading Women is navigating in different and challenging work environments due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As a global company, our team is accustomed to working remotely and delivering our programs virtually, but we too are having to find new rhythms and practices in order to navigate this season of the Coronavirus. We asked two of our leaders, Erin Defoyd, Director of Strategic Client Solutions (based in the US), and Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz, Manager of Program and Client Relationships (based in Luxembourg) to share some of their observations, tips, and tricks for finding stability and productivity while confined to home. Erin and Samantha are both married with young children and are, therefore, navigating what it means to have husbands who now work from home 100% of the time, and children whose daycare and schools have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. Here is what each of them had to say…
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In Case You Missed It: February 2020 Edition

On a timely basis we curate fabulous articles about closing the leadership gender gap on our Facebook page, LinkedIn Leading Women group and company page, and also Tweet them out.  We then share the the best of the best here on our blog! 
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In Case You Missed It: January 2020 Edition

On a timely basis we curate fabulous articles about closing the leadership gender gap on our Facebook page, LinkedIn Leading Women group and company page, and also Tweet them out.  We then share the the best of the best here on our blog! 
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2019 Top 10 Most Read Leading Women Blogs - In Case You Missed It

"Sounds Like a TED Talk" This guest blog post comes from our friend and Leading Women alumna Victoria Waterman at Girls Inc. of Worcester. Be sure to watch her TEDxNatick talk and share it.  Read ON! It started when I reached out to Susan Coluntuono to learn more about her research on confidence and how it fit into “The Missing 33%”.  As we knew from our work with leaders at every level, the lack of confidence was a significant contributor to holding women back in the workforce. As the former president of Leading Women Massachusetts, I have seen how this impacts women spanning all ages, socio-economic backgrounds, and industries.  Paying it forward and preparing girls to get ahead of potential barriers when they enter the workforce has become my personal mission. And Susan replied, “Sounds like a TED Talk to me.”  Read ON! 
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