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Leading NOW Expands Global Team of Business-Centric Experts

Please join us in welcoming these dynamic women to our global team of business experts.
5 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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Leading NOW Announces Strategic Partnership with Women's Energy Network to Close the Leadership Gap for Women in Energy

Leading NOW supports WEN's global growth strategy as they begin their 30th year of helping women in energy succeed in their careers.
3 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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Leading Women Leading NOW Media Release

Leading NOW's Center for Diversity & Inclusion Introduces Latest Research: The Importance of Belonging in the Workplace™

Research Identifies Key Elements to Build a Culture of Belonging BOSTON, March 21, 2024 -- Leading NOW, the award-winning leadership authority and advisor to organizations seeking to create more equitable cultures, today released the latest research from its global think tank, the Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) on The Importance of Belonging in the Workplace™. Research shows that underrepresented populations have a significantly lower feeling of belonging @ work than their counterparts, resulting in higher and more rapid turnover––a serious issue for organizations. However, what that research does not do is tell organizations what to do about it. Until now.
3 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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Leading NOW Expands Global Team of Experts to Support Growth Trajectory

Leading NOW, the award-winning leadership authority and advisor to organizations seeking to create more equitable cultures, announces the expansion of its global team of experts. Joining the team as Senior Consultants are Abby Wen Wu, Allison Conigliaro-Hubbard, Joyel Crawford, Quendrida Whitmore, and Alison Lazenby––all accomplished business leaders with impressive credentials, to contribute to Leading NOW's work with its growing roster of clients. "As our business continues to flourish, I am thrilled to add such amazing talent to our global team of senior consultants, each of whom bring with them a broad range of leadership knowledge," said Kelly Primus, CEO Leading NOW. "One of our key differentiators is our focus on bringing together experienced business people to solve the problems businesses face. These successful and inspiring women are a natural fit for our team and the work we do, as they can speak from their own unique experiences to help our clients achieve successful business outcomes." Abby Wen Wu joins Leading NOW with an extensive background in Leadership, Organizational Transformation and Change. Abby worked in private equity and corporate finance at Bank of America and as a consultant for Deloitte where she supported organizations, including Apple, Celgene and Amgen, through large-scale change projects in HR and digital transformation. Allison Conigliaro-Hubbard joins Leading NOW with over 26 years in global tech enterprise Sales and Product Marketing Leadership within large and mid-sized organizations that include Cisco, Brocade, Autodesk, Riverbed, and a start-up exit to Microsoft. Allison holds coaching certifications from the International Coach Federation (ICF), Co-Active Training Institute (CPCC), and Cornell University in Women's Executive Leadership, and Diversity and Inclusion. Joyel Crawford joins Leading NOW after an 18-year career at Verizon Wireless where she was a Manager of Management and Employee Development in charge of the Leadership Development programs for over 20,000 Verizon employees. She is a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC), hosts a podcast called "Career View Mirror®" and is author of the Amazon Bestselling book "Show Your Ask: Using Your Voice to Advocate for Yourself and Your Career". Joyel holds an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Quendrida Whitmore, a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC), joins Leading NOW after a successful 25-year career in the retail industry where she gained extensive leadership experience at Target Corporation culminating in the role of Senior Director in Operations. Her retail trajectory took her to Ross Stores where she was promoted up to Regional Vice President of Operations before her career led her to become a Senior Vice President in hospitality and operations with WeWork as Head of Community. Quendrida holds a EdD in Organizational Change and Leadership from USC and an MBA from Texas Woman's University. Alison Lazenby re-joins Leading NOW after a brief hiatus while completing her permanent move back to her native United Kingdom. Alison's decades-long cross-industry experience as a change and leadership expert, includes a 15-year run as Managing Director of Leadership Development at Root Inc. Prior to Root, she was an executive in the premium drink industry in Europe for Diageo's iconic brands, Archers, Smirnoff, Malibu, Cinzano, Gilbey's Gin, Bombay Sapphire. Please join us in welcoming these dynamic business people to our global team of experts. To learn more about all of our experienced business consultants visit Leading NOW's Team page.
4 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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Leading NOW Media Release

Pride 2023: Pride all month long and beyond!

For nearly twenty years, Leading NOW has been a champion for the underrepresented and supported the advocacy of diversity, equity and inclusion for all. We believe all rights are human rights and recognize that everyone must do their part in order to foster a true culture of inclusion. As we kick off Pride month, we encourage our clients, partners, colleagues and associates to proudly let your LGBTQIA+ team members lead discussions in your organizations and incorporate their ideas into your plans whenever possible. To innovate, you must have all perspectives and voices at the table willing to speak up and be heard. Let’s encourage that and celebrate Pride all month long and beyond. #pride #LeadingNOW
1 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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Leading NOW Named Top 10 Leadership Development Services Provider by HR Tech Outlook

BOSTON, MA – May 2, 2023 – Leading NOW, a global consultancy that provides customized leadership development solutions, is pleased to announce it has been recognized by HR Tech Outlook as a Top 10 Leadership Development Services Provider for 2023, and featured among an elite group of companies in the Leadership Development special edition of HR Tech Outlook magazine.
3 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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International Women's Day 2023

Happy International Women's Day from your team @ Leading NOW
1 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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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
4 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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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.
3 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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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.
2 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput
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