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Election ’16 – Moving Forward: A Corporate Perspective

It’s been one week since Election Day and we’ve all had a chance to sit back, take a breath and look at where we go from here, whatever our political affiliations, whatever our points of view. I’d like to spend a little time focusing specifically on how we as individuals within a corporation can successfully…

Performance vs. Potential: Time to break the cycle

Once again, research and reality confirm an unhappy obstacle on the road to gender parity: Women have to prove they can succeed in a position before they are promoted to it; while men are often promoted based on their perceived potential. This potential vs. performance barrier, often the result of unconscious gender bias, is taking…

Highlights: An Information Packed Webinar on STEM and Female Talent

On September 28th, WOMEN Unlimited, Inc. sponsored a webinar on STEM: Developing and Retaining Female Talent. I had the privilege of moderating the discussion which featured two panelists with extensive STEM experience: Liz Borowsky, Senior Director, Akamai Technologies, Inc. and Jennifer Harnden-Koehler, Ph.D., Executive Coaching & Talent Management Consulting, Talent Acceleration Group. They covered four…

Forging a New Generation of Leaders in Asia Pacific

For over a year now, we have been partnering with Em Roblin and her organization LEAP to bring the proven WOMEN Unlimited approach to organizations operating in Asia Pacific, with programs in Singapore and Shanghai. Here’s Em’s take on the impact so far. Dr. Rosina Racioppi President & CEO WOMEN Unlimited, Inc. It’s been quite…

Inclusiveness: Wall Street vs. Main Street

I recently read an article in the New York Times, How Wall Street Bro Talk Keeps Women Down by Sam Polk. As the head of an organization dedicated to the advancement of women, I had to ask myself “Is this really 2016?” The article highlighted the misogyny that still exists on Wall Street, where according to Polk,…

Interview with Visael “Bobby” Rodriguez

WOMEN Unlimited recently interviewed Bobby Rodriguez for his perspective as a Chief Diversity Officer on inclusiveness and developing female talent. Visael “Bobby” Rodriguez Vice President, Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island   It’s much harder to scale a lattice than to climb a ladder. In many organizations…

IMpower Defines a Clear Path for Early-career Women and Their Employers IMpower

It’s much harder to scale a lattice than to climb a ladder. In many organizations today, the only path for career advancement is a matrix that has no discernible line of direction. Unlike the easy-to-follow career ladder, the lattice doesn’t offer bright signposts detailing the next stop, nor does it clearly point to people who…

Soccer and Tennis: Why Corporations Need Both

Throughout the year, we invite guest bloggers to share their from-the-field perspectives on inclusiveness and diversity. I’m so pleased to provide you with a number of outstanding and actionable insights from Tom Dybro. –Rosina Racioppi, President and CEO WOMEN Unlimited, Inc. by Tom Dybro Senior Talent Development Consultant Robert W. Baird I am the father…

Inclusiveness: Wall Street vs. Main Street

I recently read an article in the New York Times, How Wall Street Bro Talk Keeps Women Down by Sam Polk. As the head of an organization dedicated to the advancement of women, I had to ask myself “Is this really 2016?” The article highlighted the misogyny that still exists on Wall Street, where according…
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