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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.
8 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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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.
3 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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Cultural Dynamics

CDI Introduces Groundbreaking Research on Cultural Dynamics in the Workplace™

BOSTON, MA – September 14, 2021 – Leading NOW, the leadership expert and global advisor to organizations seeking to change mindsets, behaviors, and cultures to be inclusive for all, today announces new research from its Think Tank, the Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI), on Cultural Dynamics in the Workplace™. This research is the first of its kind to apply the psychology of Cultural Dynamics to “Business”. It identifies the interconnected dynamics made up by the interplay of the Culture of an Organization together with Inclusive Leadership, that when combined, become the catalyst to successful DEI Initiatives producing measurable Business Outcomes.
3 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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Media Release Cultural Dynamics

How Reverse Mentoring Helped Collins Aerospace Become More Inclusive

When Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies (Raytheon has 181,000 employees and 61,000 engineers), recognized their organization’s culture was not inclusive for women in leadership roles, they reached out to Leading Women for our expertise and advice.
2 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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Mentoring Diversity & Inclusion Reverse Mentoring

Learn more about Leading NOW's Inclusive Culture Assessment

The Inclusive Culture Assessment (ICA) goes much deeper than an employee engagement survey and the results from this assessment may be utilized as the baseline from which you can measure the impact of the DEI solutions you employ. Identifying how your employees experience the Culture, the Leadership, and Equity can provide the guidance needed to identify the barriers to inclusion at your organization. Leading NOW's proprietary, research-driven, and field-tested Inclusive Culture Assessment (ICA), was created to give companies quantifiable data on their culture, leadership and equity, including a deep understanding of the views of its workforce, and how they experience the organization. This unique assessment tool is designed to provide insights to all sizes of organizations, from small and mid-range, to large global entities. Below you will find some excellent articles that go into more depth about the ICA. Read ON!
6 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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Three Things Organizations Must Do In 2021 In Support Of DE&I

In 2020, organizations became acutely aware of the importance of DE&I due to the social unrest and volatility swirling around them. Many are now attempting to figure out how to be supportive of their diverse employee population. What should they put their energy and resources towards that will actually have a positive impact? This is the question that many organizations are struggling to answer, and few are getting right. As the CEO of the global advisor Leading NOW, I speak to CEOs, CHROs and CDOs every day, and the most common thing they say is, "We've been hiring diverse employees for years, but our efforts really haven't changed anything…now what should we do?"
4 min read | Kelly Primus
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Diversity & Inclusion

Women Business Leaders Offer Advice On Filling Your Pipeline With Female Talent

When we asked successful women leaders across all industries what they recommend organizations do to bring more women into senior leadership roles, a common thread from their responses emerged––diversity and inclusion is integral. In part three of our Leadership Lessons from Women Leaders research series, we share their insights and suggestions, along with a few of our own.
4 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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Talent Development Women's Leadership Development DE&I

How Leading NOW Helped Nokia Become a More Inclusive Workplace

Nokia – All Set for Historic Culture-led Turnaround A long-term client, Nokia, a F500 telecoms and technology company famously headquartered in Finland, approached Leading NOW in early 2019 in order to accelerate their journey to being a more inclusive workplace, they asked us to customize a manager curriculum focused on bias recognition and mitigation.
5 min read | Kelly Primus
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Talent Development Managers Mindsets Virtual Programs DE&I

Proud Ally and Partner - Pride 2021

As we celebrate Pride Month, Leading NOW supports all organizations' goals of inclusion for all, and is a proud ally of the LGBTQ+ community and their work towards acceptance and equality each and every day.
1 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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