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Engaging & Retaining Black Female Talent...

How to Mix & Serve the Perfect Corporate Cocktail Many a career-impacting conversation has happened over a great drink. Not with any intent of impropriety – simply away from the confines of cubicles and conference calls. So, as a Black professional woman with years of earned and discerned corporate experience, I’d like to share some tips on how to build a better “corporate cocktail” for Black women like myself* who want a career they can sip and savor without the anguish of a 30-year hangover.   
3 min read | Vanessa Phipps
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Is your organization ready for Gen Z?

Today's blog post comes from our friend Meredith Wood over at Fundera.  Read ON!  
2 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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Company Challenges, Leading Women Can Help!

What challenges are companies seeking to address when they contact Leading Women?  
4 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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Global Solutions: Program Highlights from 2018

Leading Women works with global corporations helping them understand and remove the barriers in place preventing women from reaching senior leadership roles. Here are some highlights from this year featuring a few of the different programs we have facilitated:  Brussels, Belgium:   Leading Women ran a two day Breakthrough Leadership Program™ for a group of high potential senior managers (Director & VP Level) at Ansell. The program focused on strengthening their strategic and financial acumen enabling them to be seen in succession conversations as viable candidates for executive positions.   
3 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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What You Really Need to Know to Get to the C-suite!

In advertising, it's the transition from managing the client to managing the business. In construction, it's the transition from managing the project to managing the business. In professional services firms it's the transition from delivering client services to advancing the business by revenue generation. In your company, it is likely the transition from managing managers to running a business.  
4 min read | Susan Colantuono
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Happy Australia Day 2018

Happy Australia Day to all of our friends down under! Leading Women and Lighthouse have teamed up once again in conjunction with AMCHAM to run a training program for women leaders on 20 & 21 February in Melbourne. The Purpose, Power, Presence for Middle Managers™ program is based on 40 years of Susan Colantuono and Leading Women's proprietary research into women's career de-railers. Susan is internationally known as an expert in women's leadership development, gender dynamics and hidden gender bias. Susan’s TED talk on Closing the Leadership Gender Gap has been viewed by over 3.5 million, translated into 23 languages and reviewed by Fortune, The Washington Post and The Guardian as one of the five videos that will change the way you work.
5 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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Empowering Women in Tech to Reach the Top

Last year, Leading Women partnered with the data storage and protection company Veeam to launch their initiative Women in Green (WIG). WIG invests in time, resources, and networking opportunities for their female work population. Mentoring is one of the components of the WIG initiative — and, most importantly, it’s one of the elements of diversity and inclusion initiatives that actually works. Here’s the story: As a company in the technology sector, you might not expect Veeam to be extraordinarily woman-centric. After all, the industry gets a bad rap for being, as the Atlantic put it earlier this year, “awful to women.” But Veeam is striving to be a billion-dollar company — and their executives know that they can’t achieve that goal unless everyone at the company is contributing.
6 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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6 Tips for Requesting Manager Feedback

"Feedback is a gift." You've undoubtedly heard this many times over. Feedback is so valuable that many organizations develop and use 180º and 360º assessments as part of their talent development activities. Often based on their own leadership models and/or performance systems, we have found many of them to be less than helpful to women's advancement. The most worrisome problem is that these assessments often overemphasize the importance of engagement skills. This is also true of many assessments developed by leadership development firms. To counter these problems, Leading Women developed our own assessments that provide women the feedback they need to hear in proportions that are relevant to the level at which they are leading and to which they aspire. We use these proprietary 180° and 360° assessments with the women participating in our programs.  One of the most common questions they ask is how to discuss the feedback with their managers.
3 min read | Susan Colantuono
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9 Things Women in Leadership Must Know

There are many things that women haven't been told about leadership from career-start to the corporate boardroom. Here are 9 fundamental things about leadership that women haven't been told and need to know. They are these. Leadership is simple, but it's not easy. It's simple if you have a definition of leadership that is useful and prescriptive. This is the first of 9 things that every woman should know about leadership: 1. "Leadership is using the greatness in you to achieve and sustain extraordinary outcomes by engaging the greatness in others." This definition is one you can use to make plans at the start of each day or evaluate actions at the end of each day. Acts of leadership involve standing on the foundation of personal greatness, focusing on achieving key outcomes and engaging others in achieving those outcomes. 
3 min read | Susan Colantuono
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What's Wrong with What Women are Taught About Networking?

Women are often told that building a strong Network is a key to moving up in their career. But what they are being told is incomplete. In our brand new infographic we examine what's wrong with what women are taught about networking and the Leading Women difference!   
1 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz
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