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Unconscious Bias at the Office – Does Your Company Have a Plan?

Recently I read an article about Fortune Magazine’s Pattie Sellers moderating a discussion with execs from Facebook, Coca-Cola and FCB Worldwide on how their companies were attacking the problem of unconscious bias. When referring to unconscious bias, Maxine Williams, global director of diversity at Facebook spoke about “a problem that, as increasing numbers of companies are realizing, prevents them from improving their workforce diversity and typically interferes with the productivity of their employees.” When Seller asked the audience of 200 executives whether they had unconscious bias training programs within their company, only a dozen raised their hands. When asked how many would like to have a program, practically the entire room raised their hands. Huh. If unconscious bias is as big a problem as it seems, why don’t more companies have a plan to deal with it? 
2 min read | Kelly Primus
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Require Diverse Slates of Candidates to Minimize Gender Dynamics

When it comes to overcoming mindsets that cause the leadership gender gap, one of the practices that we recommend is to require recruiters (internal and external) to deliver diverse slates of candidates for key positions. While companies often focus on senior positions, we recommend this practice be implemented for positions above the diverging point (the point at which the % of women begins to decline and that of men increases).
2 min read | Susan Colantuono
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Gender Dynamics: The Culture of Mentorship

We work hard with clients to engage managers and executives in actions to close the leadership gender gap. During one of our multi-month leadership programs, the managers (most often men) who have nominated the women participants join us for 3 major topics: What is Leadership?, The Missing 33%™ and Make the Most of Mentoring™. It's an effective way to address several gender dynamics - including the powerful one we call "Men's Culture of Mentorship/Sponsorship."
2 min read | Susan Colantuono
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Gender Dynamics: Insider Status of Men

At Leading Women we use the term gender dynamics to mean the impact of managers' mindsets on their talent development and talent advancement actions. For years, we've been studying 11 of these mindsets and their impacts around the globe.
2 min read | Susan Colantuono
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Women's Advancement: Busting Old Myths

  Many management actions are based on outdated beliefs about women.
6 min read | Susan Colantuono
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Global News on Women's Advancement & More

The Gender Lens Penalty
7 min read | Susan Colantuono
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Gender Dynamics and Talent Decisions: Partnering with Men

Kudos to three of our clients, Turner Construction, DHL Global Forwarding EMEA and Alcatel-Lucent. Here's why: As part of its program for high potential women, Turner invited executives and the women's managers to presentations on The Missing 33%™ and the importance of PIE Mentoring™. Both sessions gave the managers insights into the subtle ways that men are often groomed for senior positions, but women aren't.
2 min read | Susan Colantuono
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Gender Dynamics: A CEO Who "Gets" the Impacts

Michael Simonds, CEO of UNUM wrote recently about women's advancement and closing the leadership gender gap. The whole article is worth a read and especially his awareness of the impact of gender dynamics (gender bias, stereotypes, assumptions) on women's advancement.
3 min read | Susan Colantuono
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Gender Dynamics: Key to Closing the Gender Gap at the Top

Here's a fact about closing the leadership gender gap that might surprise you.
3 min read | Susan Colantuono
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From TEDxBeaconStreet: Closing the Leadership Gender Gap

When it comes to closing the gender gap at the top, we have over 13 years of research, so you can imagine how I struggled to create a 10 minute talk (I failed - it's about 14). But it's the most succinct summary of what we know and you're sure to hear something to help close the gender gap at the top and/or achieve your career goals!
1 min read | Susan Colantuono
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