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Intrapreneurship: Why and How It Works

Updated from a previously-posted, widely-read blog As someone who works jointly with talented women and their Fortune 1000 companies, I’m always on the lookout for approaches and strategies that benefit both. Intrapreneurship is definitely a win-win strategy and especially effective for career-focused women. It dovetails perfectly with the changes in attitudes and behaviors they must…

Different Experiences. Different Perceptions

Updated from a previously-posted, widely-read blog There’s an old story, first told by Charles Dickens, about how someone having lunch in a restaurant was dumfounded by a sign across the street that read: “mooreeffoc.” For the life of her, she couldn’t figure out what it meant. Then it all became clear. She had been looking…

Newly-Released Research Findings: How and Why Relationships with Managers and Mentors Matter

Late last year, WOMEN Unlimited, Inc. published an Impact Report, Managers & Mentors: Their Vital Role in Advancing Female Talent, detailing the findings of our surveys of talented women, their managers and their mentors. In all, over 7500 individuals from top organizations were surveyed to assess how relationships with managers and mentors are impacting the…

An Ever-Growing Legacy

As many of you know, this year we lost our founder, Jean Otte. To honor and remember Jean, we held five Legacy Events across the country in Boston, San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Orlando. They were aptly titled:  Celebrating Connections: Changing Our World, which is what Jean was all about. She was a role…

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…
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