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Trudy Bourgeois

Trudy Bourgeois

Trudy Bourgeois is founder and CEO of The Center for Workforce Excellence and the author of four books, including the most recent, Equality: Courageous Conversations about Women, Men and Race To Spark A Diversity and Inclusion Breakthrough. She previously held senior leadership roles in the consumer goods industry. 

Women can transform America’s workplaces — but too few are stepping up.
What happened in Charlottesville is nothing less than an attack on diversity and humanity.
In the mid-1950s, Ella Fitzgerald was a rising female vocalist. Her sultry sound was new and fresh. There was just one problem: Ella could not get booked at many of the hottest nightclubs because she was black.
"I'm a mid-level manager. What leadership skills should I build to move ahead?"
“Why do some companies seem to understand the importance of gender equality, while other companies — like mine — are light years behind?” 
People keep talking about being a 'creative disruptor.' How do I actually become a disruptor in my work life, day to day?"
"So many women struggle with demonstrating confidence. How can we boost our confidence at work?" Confidence is positive trait women think they lack — but really don’t.
"How do I get candid feedback from my manager?" As another year races to a close, performance appraisals are on the minds of many.
"My company offers flex time and other options designed to help working parents. But those who use them are not seen as 'career minded.' How can I change this?"
"I'm being considered for a promotion to vice president and will participate in an all-day psychological assessment. How should I prepare?"