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Privacy Policy Update - October 2020

Leading NOW and its subsidiaries Leading Women, Leading Forward, Center for Diversity & Inclusion, and Gender Dynamics Institute are 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. 
5 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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Make Your Company Policies Inclusive by Looking at these 3 HR Tools

Part 5 of our “Gender + Diversity Playbook: Setting and Achieving Your Goals for 2021 and Beyond” focuses on the importance of removing gender-biased language from HR tools. If you’re following along, this is #4 on the Top 5 list from our CEO’s blog post 'From One CEO to Another--It’s Time to Get Focused':  Remove gender-biased language from HR tools
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We All Fall Down Once In A While

When I originally thought about why I wanted to write this post, my intent was to share stories from Leading Women’s “diverse” team about a micro-aggression they experienced in their career that they, as women of color, found impactful. Here I was thinking that my team would jump at the chance to “talk” about how their experiences and situations could have been handled differently. Instead, I received a well-deserved come-uppance of my own. 
3 min read | Kelly Primus
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In Case You Missed It: September 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's Global Reach Continues; Signs Exclusive Partnership with Australian-Based Advancing Women in Business & Sport Leading Women "... "We are very excited to partner with Advancing Women, and for the opportunities that lie ahead as we continue to grow and share our results-oriented programs with partners around the world," said Kelly Lockwood Primus, CEO & President of Leading Women. "Our global expertise in building women business leaders, and our best in class intellectual property, make us unique in the marketplace, and aligns well with Advancing Women's mission to move inclusion & diversity from conversation to action"..."  Read ON!  
8 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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How To Change Your Company’s Culture To Be More Inclusive

In Part 4 of our “Gender + Diversity Playbook: Setting and Achieving Your Goals for 2021 and Beyond”, we are focusing on the impact of Gender Dynamics and how to change your company’s culture to be more inclusive by removing the barriers to women’s advancement. This week we'll tackle #3 on our top five list of things you need to do to get results and close the leadership gender gap:  Educate your leadership to reduce the negative impact of Gender Dynamics on talent decisions.
3 min read | Kelly Primus
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Leading Women's Global Reach Continues

Leading Women's Global Reach Continues; Signs Exclusive Partnership with Australian-Based Advancing Women in Business & Sport BOSTON, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --  Leading Women, a global management consulting company focused on bringing gender balance to leadership teams, announced today it has entered into an exclusive licensing partnership with Advancing Women in Business & Sport (Advancing Women), Australia's top enterprise for providing research, advisory and consulting services on equality, inclusion and gender diversity, to offer Leading Women's award-winning content and programs in Australia and New Zealand. The partnership strengthens Leading Women's global reach and broadens its footprint into the sports industry.
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In Case You Missed It: August 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!  Gender + Diversity Playbook: Setting and Achieving Your Goals for 2021 and Beyond Leading Women In our new multipart series, Leading Women will address how #WeCanHelp your organization set and achieve your gender + diversity goals for the next year and beyond.  Read ON!  Part 1: 2020’s Miss is Now a “New” 2030 Promise – But Will Orgs Break This Promise Too? Part 2: From One CEO to Another—It’s Time to Get Focused Part 3: How to Engage & Retain More Women - Top 5 Things You Can Do! Part 4: How To Change Your Company’s Culture To Be More Inclusive Part 5: Make Your Company Policies Inclusive by Looking at these 3 HR Tools Part 6: These 5 Tips Will Help You Recruit More Women/Diverse Candidates Part 7: 10 Strategies for 2021 to Help Engage & Retain Women   
9 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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The 19th Amendment: 100 Years and Counting

100 years ago today, August 18th, Tennessee became the final state needed to ratify the 19th Amendment, and a week from now, August 26th, it was officially signed into law. August 26th is now known as Women’s Equality Day here in the United States.  While we are celebrating this watershed moment in US history, we should ask ourselves how far the 19th Amendment went towards granting women’s equality? 
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How to Engage & Retain More Women - Top 5 Things You Can Do!

Today, we continue our 7-part series “Gender + Diversity Playbook: Setting and Achieving Your Goals for 2021 and Beyond.” In Part 1, we covered 2020’s misses & 2030 goals, and in Part 2 Leading Women’s CEO shared the Top 5 things that CEOs can do to close its gender + diversity leadership gap.  Next up, we’ll break down those Top 5 actions—addressing each action individually—to help organizations get the results they want, to achieve gender balance in the organization. --- How to Engage & Retain More Women Executive commitment to, and sponsorship of, women’s advancement—advocating for the business case: Simply put, leaders need to demonstrate their commitment by mentoring/sponsoring women in order to ENGAGE & RETAIN them. Make sure your leadership puts them into the mix for promotions and make sure they’re part of their own succession plans.
4 min read | Kelly Primus
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In Case You Missed It: July 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!  Gender + Diversity Playbook: Setting and Achieving Your Goals for 2021 and Beyond Leading Women In our new multipart series, Leading Women will address how #WeCanHelp your organization set and achieve your gender + diversity goals for the next year and beyond.  Read ON!  Part 1: 2020’s Miss is Now a “New” 2030 Promise – But Will Orgs Break This Promise Too? Part 2: From One CEO to Another—It’s Time to Get Focused Part 3: How to Engage & Retain More Women - Top 5 Things You Can Do! Part 4: How To Change Your Company’s Culture To Be More Inclusive Part 5: Make Your Company Policies Inclusive by Looking at these 3 HR Tools Part 6: These 5 Tips Will Help You Recruit More Women/Diverse Candidates Part 7: 10 Strategies for 2021 to Help Engage & Retain Women   
8 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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