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"Women promoted to executive roles at my company seem to do little to sponsor other women. Why is that?"
Being intentional about what you want to accomplish is essential for anyone seeking leadership, but in my experience it can play out differently for women than for men.
We often hear of companies that talk the diversity and inclusion talk, but fail to walk the walk. Workplace change won’t happen if the people at the top are not "inclusionist” leaders who create cultures where people love to do their best work and customers love to do business.
Have you ever wondered if playing the game of office politics is necessary to be successful?
I can’t wait for women of color to become, you know, women. Currently, we are very clear when we refer to non-white women.
"What can I do to improve my communication skills and present myself more confidently at work during brainstorming sessions and other meetings?"
Companies can grow dramatically and increase their market share when they bring together people who are different from each other and provide opportunities for them to share their varied experiences and bring their unique perspectives to problem solving and new product development.
Everyone’s heard about the concept of a glass ceiling that prevents more women from advancing to the highest levels of business and government.
As women advance their careers, a coveted promotion often brings with it the immediate challenge of leading a team of people who, until that moment, were peers. The challenge: acting and accepting yourself as "the boss” so that your colleagues will too, experts say.
"I am a mid-level manager and working mom. With young children at home, I'm not sure I want to aggressively pursue a promotion that would require more travel, but I don't want to close doors to future opportunities. Do you have any advice?"