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Amplifying Impact

As we begin our 23rd year helping organizations create a sustainable pipeline of female talent, we at WOMEN Unlimited will be expanding the ways in which we work with corporations to “amplify their impact. “ What exactly does “amplify impact” mean? It means organizations involve all key players including HR leaders, managers, mentors, C-suite executives…

2016—“It Was A Very Good Year” for WOMEN Unlimited

I’ve always loved that Sinatra classic. I’m happy to say the title nicely defines how 2016 shaped up for us at WOMEN Unlimited, our corporate partners, their participants in our programs, and the managers and the mentors who support them. It was a very busy year as well, with a number of changes, enhancements and…

The Community Designing Technology Needs to Be As Broad and Diverse As the Community Consuming It!

I am pleased to share with you Heidi Musser’s experiences and insights on diversity in STEM. She is a long-time advocate for gender parity. Her viewpoints on why diversity is not taking hold in STEM very much align with what we at WOMEN Unlimited see across companies and industries, especially regarding unconscious bias, failure to…

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…