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Exclusive Webinar from the C-Suite Vantage Point: Creating Pathways for Women to Succeed

  On April 30, 2019, WOMEN Unlimited, Inc. hosted a moderated panel discussion via webinar exclusively for our corporate partners. This blog post will give you a flavor of the shared interview between myself and Cassandra Frangos, Ed.D., Author and C-Suite Succession Expert.. Just a few of Cassandra’s qualifications include researcher, author of Cracking the…

Partnering for Parity

  As our 25th Anniversary Year gets into full swing, I am proud of, and encouraged by, the strides in gender parity our corporate partners are making. It’s a testimony to their commitment to inclusiveness.   The Impact of Partnering for Parity   According to a McKinsey study, Women in the Workplace 2018: “Closing the…

Ringing In Our 25th Anniversary Year

April 18th is WOMEN Unlimited, Inc.’s 25th Anniversary and we are celebrating in style. Thanks to our corporate partner, Colgate-Palmolive Company, who is sponsoring us to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on this special day. In 1994, Colgate became one of our first Corporate Partners to send high potential women…

Risk Aversion: Revisited

Risk Aversion—The Real Risk Part 1 I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked myself: “Why do women shy away from job-related risk taking?” As a gender, women are not innately risk-averse. We willingly take risks that we perceive will improve our personal lot. We plunge into the unknown, getting into relationships and marriages—or…

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…
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