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Lighting The Path

It is difficult to find the way when the path is unknown. Yet, despite this time of disruption, WOMEN Unlimited is moving forward. We are inspired to help Corporate Partners and their talented leaders brighten the path to what the new global marketplace will be.

At a time of uncertainty, we are certain of this. Our virtual development programs are challenging and inspiring leaders to reflect and create, expand their influence and increase their contributions to their teams and to their organization.

Providing a safe place to bolster a leader’s mindset and skillset begins with focusing on competencies that matter most now. We are certain the path will get brighter - together.

The Impact

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Over 90% of our Corporate Partners continue to invest in and develop their female talent during the Pandemic and are not experiencing women leaving the workforce as has been recently reported

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Over 95% of program participants, share that having a safe place in which to experience support and growth has made them stronger leaders during the Pandemic

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Over 60% of program participants have reported expanded roles or promotions during the Pandemic

Source: Korn Ferry

Our Virtual Experiences Focus on the Key Competencies Needed

  • Adaptability

    The ability to be flexible in handling change and easily adjust focus and demeanor to match shifting demands of different situations.

  • Tolerance for Ambiguity

    The ability to work in conditions of uncertainty, operate effectively and be comfortable with vague information.

  • Risk Taking

    The ability to make a decision or begin a task involving a challenge or a desirable goal in which there is a lack of certainty and the potential of failure.

  • Openness To Differences

    The ability to have an open mindset, embrace new ideas and experiences, and different ways of seeing things.

  • Building
    Effective Teams

    The ability to direct work, drive engagement, collaborate with team members with diverse skills and perspectives, and create strategy that motivates others to action.

WUI CEO, Dr. Rosina Racioppi, shares with interviewer and former CEO of Tribune Co., Tony Hunter, what women need most now.

“At the beginning of the pandemic, I was a bit stuck – not knowing what to focus on. Having the ability to step away and learn with other leaders, have time to think and refocus on what I truly needed for myself and my business helped me to step out of fear and in to action.”
- Senior Analyst, Pharmaceutical

“I’m on the leadership team creating new work plans for our global employee base. This year, ‘normal’ ways of operating went out the window and I learned to lean in to risk as we planned ahead.”
- Senior Manager, Biotech

What Our Partners & Participants Are Saying

“At the beginning of the pandemic, I was a bit stuck – not knowing what to focus on. Having the ability to step away and learn with other leaders, have time to think and refocus on what I truly needed for myself and my business helped me to step out of fear and in to action.”

Senior Analyst, Pharmaceutical

"I am tackling ambiguity head on - no longer letting it consume me - utilizing excellence versus perfection and the result is confidence.”

Engineering Director, Manufacturing

“I’m on the leadership team creating new work plans for our global employee base. This year, ‘normal’ ways of operating went out the window and I learned to lean in to risk as we planned ahead.”

Senior Manager, Biotech

“Learning alongside my LEAD program colleagues from other industries and other functionalities helped me to see how I can build a stronger team at work. I’ve learned to stay open to see things differently, in the eyes of others, and create a greater list of options.”


Director, Defense

“I’ve always been known for getting things done. Now I understand the importance of working in sync with others. There is greater collaboration and the results are far better.”


Diversity Leader, Financial
adobe

"Adobe has maintained a very strong partnership with WOMEN Unlimited since 1997. We've recently completed an analysis looking at gradates from our WOMEN Unlimited program compared to all others employed at Adobe. I can clearly see increased retention and promotion rates and the overall positive impact WOMEN Unlimited has had in terms of our efforts to retain and grow key talent."

Gloria Stinson, VP, Organizational Development and Learning, Adobe Systems Incorporated
colgate-polmolive

“Since 1994, with great success, Colgate-Palmolive Company had partnered with WOMEN Unlimited to provide leadership development to more than 300 talented Colgate women. As one of WOMEN Unlimited’s first Corporate Partners in NY, we have seen them grow into one of the country’s premier leadership development organizations focused on helping corporations accelerate the advancement of women, a goal that we share wholeheartedly.”

Ian Cook, Chairman, President, and CEO, Colgate-Palmolive Company
takeda

“The programs offered by WOMEN Unlimited have brought immense benefits to our employees and to Millennium as an organization…Our partnership with WOMEN Unlimited has helped to foster empowerment in our offices and laboratories and develop the next generation of women leaders.”

Deborah Dunsire, M.D., Former President and CEO, Millennium – The Takeda Oncology Company
new-balance

“Development of our top associates is critical to New Balance and a strategic initiative for our business. Partnering with WOMEN Unlimited is an important component of our development program. Our women associates who have graduated from this program have benefited greatly and further contributed to the success of our business. By investing in our talent by sponsoring their participation in this program we have seen strong individuals blossom into even stronger leaders.”

Rob DiMartini, President and CEO, New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.