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Fostering Female Talent: Lessons from the Field

Over the years, WOMEN Unlimited has interviewed thousands of managers and executives on how they’ve successfully advanced female talent.   In both our quantitative and qualitative research, managers consistently point to three best practices: providing feedback, offering encouragement and actively enabling advancement. Here’s a brief overview of how managers view each of these areas and…

How to Amplify Impact: A Showcase of Proven Strategies

On May 1st, WOMEN Unlimited hosted a Showcase in New York City. Our goal was to do exactly that: showcase best practices for the development and advancement of female talent, while giving participants a hands-on sense of how the WOMEN Unlimited approach accomplishes that goal.   The Showcase brought together an impressive group of senior…

Women’s History Month Retrospective: One Month Isn’t Enough

Last month was Women’s History Month, and as usual women’s accomplishments received the attention and praise they rightly deserve. However, now that the month is over, I am reminded of a line from a not-so-well-known Christmas song: “the spirit of Christmas is not the things you do at Christmas time, but the Christmas things you…

Top Executives from Morton and Prudential Discuss Development Strategies for Female Talent

WOMEN Unlimited recently interviewed two graduates of The FEW—The Forums for Executive Women. Click here for more information on The FEW, an exclusive program limited to approximately 20 female leaders, one from a company, who are selected by their organizations and who report to a Division Head or are C-Suite executives themselves.   In addition…

D&I Strategies: Straight from the Front Lines

I recently hosted our WOMEN Unlimited webinar, Diversity and Inclusion: A Conversation Between Two Leaders. It was a fast-paced and informative give and take between myself and Michele Meyer-Shipp, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the NYC-based law firm, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, and former Diversity Officer at Prudential. Here are some highlights…

Mentoring for Leadership: How to Best Equip Women for Success

I recently had the opportunity to speak at Mentoring for Leadership: How to Best Equip Women for Success, a webinar sponsored by Chronus, a leader in mentoring software. It’s a subject near and dear to my heart because it focuses on the undeniable importance of mentoring not just for women mentees, but also for mentors…

Our Programs: Part 3—Cornerstones for Developing Leaders Who Deliver Results

Rosina Racioppi President & CEO, WOMEN Unlimited, Inc. This is the last in our series of blogs focusing on our cornerstone programs, IMpower and LEAD, from the perspective of their program managers. Carey Albertine, LEAD Program Manager, answers some frequently asked questions.   Carey Albertine NJ Program Manager, LEAD (Learn Engage Achieve Deliver)   What…

How WOMEN Unlimited’s Role as a Research Practitioner Supports Female Talent Development

Extensive research has proven that corporations not only grow, but thrive, when women are represented in the C-suite. A significant study published last year by Grant Thornton confirmed that businesses in the United States, the United Kingdom and India are forgoing $655 billion in profits simply by inadequately addressing gender parity in the workplace. The…

Our Programs: Part 2 Cornerstones for Developing Leaders Who Deliver Results

Rosina Racioppi President & CEO, WOMEN Unlimited, Inc. This is the second in our series of blogs focusing on the impact of our programs on high potential women and their organizations. Program Manager, Claudia Montgomery, shares her insights on how IMpower works and its transformational effects on early career women and their managers.    Claudia Montgomery…
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