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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.
2 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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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.
3 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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Leading NOW Media Release

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.
1 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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Fond Farewell to 2021. Now, Bring on the New Year!

As we say goodbye to 2021, I’d like to share some of the highlights we’ve had (there have been quite a few, but I promise to keep it short and sweet!), and the people, partners and clients that have helped take us one step closer to achieving “diversity and inclusion for all” goals. It was a busy year in research at Leading NOW’s Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) and the Gender Dynamics Institute (GDI):
3 min read | Kelly Primus
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Leadership Barriers to DEI and How to Address Them

According to a survey by Glassdoor, more than 50% of people think their companies should be doing more to increase workforce diversity. It all started in 1964, more than 50 years ago, when Congress passed the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The act, of course, applies to employers. Yet after all of the civil unrest we experienced in 2020, how many times did you hear a CEO or spokesperson for an organization say that they are committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture? Probably too many to count.
5 min read | Kelly Primus
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What HR Leaders are saying about our Master Class on Cultural Dynamics in the Workplace™

It’s been an exciting time at Leading NOW. In September we announced the latest research from the Center for Diversity & Inclusion on Cultural Dynamics in the Workplace™. In case you missed it, the research shares the 5 key factors that drive successful DEI initiatives. I’m excited to share with you that we recently delivered our first 3-hour Master Class on this game-changing research at the NEHRA (Northeast Human Resources Association) Annual Conference in Newport, Rhode Island. The session for this presentation was titled Cultural Dynamics & DEI: Achieving Measurable Success That Drives Business Outcomes, and I’m happy to say, the feedback from participants was fantastic.
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How Leaders Can Step Up and Be An Ally for Women of Colour

This blog was written by Michelle Redfern, Strategic Partner and Senior Consultant based in Melbourne, Australia, and was originally published on her blog. --- Who is an ally to Women of Colour at work? Me. You. What is an ally to Women of Colour in the workplace? Put simply, it is someone who actively supports and promotes a culture of including people, such as Women of Colour, First Nations women, culturally and linguistically diverse and migrant women, who are more often than not under-represented in leadership in organisations. An ally uses their political and social capital to advocate for those women so both the woman and the organisation can reach their full potential.
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Leading NOW Expands Leadership Team - Julia Lazzara Joins Organization as President

BOSTON - Oct. 13, 2021 - Leading NOW, the leadership expert and global advisor to organizations seeking to change mindsets, behaviors, and cultures to be inclusive for all, announces that Julia Lazzara has joined the organization as President. In her new role, Julia will oversee the growth of Leading NOW's portfolio of brands and the expansion of the organization's impact globally.
3 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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Leading NOW Media Release

Gender + Diversity Playbook

With the launch of our groundbreaking research on Cultural Dynamics, now is a great time to take a look back at our Gender + Diversity Playbook series. Understanding the barriers to building an inclusive culture, and the steps you need to take along the way, are all outlined in our 7-part series, summarized below.
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What is Cultural Dynamics?

Understanding the 5 Key Factors that Drive Successful DEI Initiatives If you’ve ever wondered why some organizations struggle with achieving successful Business Outcomes through DEI initiatives and others do not, the latest research from the Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) has identified the 3 Barriers and 5 Key Factors of Cultural Dynamics that hold the key to DEI success.
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