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Embrace Your "Soft" Skills!

Terrie Upshur-Lupberger | Posted 07.25.2016 | Women
Terrie Upshur-Lupberger

When you stop to think about this, there's actually nothing 'soft' about these skills. They are the absolute hardest thing to do well.

Trends In Philanthropy -- Giving To Women And Girls And Why It Matters

Dianne Bailey | Posted 07.22.2016 | Women
Dianne Bailey

When we donate to nonprofit organizations that lift up women, we can be assured that our philanthropic investments will generate dividends for entire communities.

With Trump's VP Choice, GOP Misses Huge Opportunity

Amb. Swanee Hunt | Posted 07.16.2016 | Politics
Amb. Swanee Hunt

Donald Trump's failure to select a woman as his running mate is more evidence that his party is out of step with voters. At a time when Americans are wrestling with deep divisions of all kinds,, 51 percent of the population has just been foolishly ignored.

Born This Way: 10 American Women Share Views on Race, Acceptance and Moving On

Raquel Eatmon | Posted 07.14.2016 | Women
Raquel Eatmon

I'm not ashamed of who I But there surely was a time when I lacked confidence in toting my blackness. There was a time when being called the n-word left a stain on my esteem and childhood pride.

Women Are Upgrading the Leadership Rules

Jennifer Love | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Jennifer Love

"Leadership is an action, not a position." Donald McGannon If you check the Oxford Dictionary, leadership is defined as "the action of leading a grou...

Developing A 'No' Practice

Maria Molfino | Posted 07.01.2016 | Women
Maria Molfino

by Maria Molfino; an original wisdom article When I was nine or ten, I wanted to wear a little skirt in zero degree weather in Canada. And my mom s...

Doing Business At The Speed Of Love

Jennifer Love | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Jennifer Love

"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." - Eleanor Roosevelt You know the saying, "Success in business is all about mak...

How Tech Overlooks Women Leaders

Jane Adams Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2016 | Technology
Jane Adams Ph.D.

In a highly competitive marketplace in a fast-moving industry, only companies that create a business climate where talented workers can succeed will thrive. So why is the gap so wide between making the business case for unleashing women's potential at the highest levels of high tech and actually making it happen?

Gender Bias Is the Canary in Our Mine

Joanna L. Krotz | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Joanna L. Krotz

We keep hearing women are making progress, that gender equity is moving full steam head in the courts, in the workplace, in academia, in government, in corporate corridors. But what's the headline for this judge and his sentence?

What Men Can Learn From Women

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

In my last post, I shared some strategies on how organizations can engage men in advancing more women into leadership positions. With that general bac...

She's More Than a Symbol: Hillary Clinton's Historic Nomination

Marianne Schnall | Posted 06.08.2016 | Women
Marianne Schnall

As Hillary walked out to the stage to overwhelming applause and cheers, her face reflected clear emotion and pride as she experienced that historic moment with us. No matter where you stand on the political spectrum, this is a symbolic breakthrough we can and should all celebrate together, just as we did with Barack Obama's historic win.

The Critical Key to Success for Every Woman in Business

Michelle Dempsey | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women
Michelle Dempsey

The world is made up of two types of women in business: the competitive meanies who won't let you sit with them, and the smart, savvy, successful ones...

Millennials Paving The Way: Najwa Zebian, Author of "Mind Platter"

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact
Yasamin Beitollahi

I spoke with Najwa Zebian, a Lebanese-Canadian educator and author about her book Mind Platter, the surge of anti-Muslim rhetoric in the media, and how to move from struggle to grace.

Millennials Paving The Way: Paige Kassalen Is Inspiring Women In STEM

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 05.11.2016 | Technology
Yasamin Beitollahi

This is the fifth post in my series, Millennials Paving The Way, highlighting today's brightest Millennials who are empowering future generations to b...

What's Stopping You?

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 05.11.2016 | Women
Melissa J. Nixon

This past week I had the honor of being the keynote speaker at the Southern Oregon's Women's Leadership Conference. I asked the group of over 400 wome...

The National Audubon Society's 2016 Rachel Carson Award Honorees tackle Climate Change By Air, Land & Sea

Allison Whipple Rockefeller | Posted 05.05.2016 | Green
Allison Whipple Rockefeller

The National Audubon Society's 13th Annual Rachel Carson Award, the preeminent award for American women in Conservation will be given on May 17th at the Plaza in New York City.

What My Mom Taught Me About Leadership

Alex Budak | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Alex Budak

Everyone has something of value. I distinctly remember, even as a small kid, that my mom showed respect and admiration for every person with whom she interacted; whether that was a bagger at the grocery store or an intern with whom she worked.

Why Millennial Leaders Need to Embrace Non-believers

Alfred E. Blake IV | Posted 05.03.2016 | College
Alfred E. Blake IV

"When it comes to being a leader you have to be ready for people to not believe in you."

Change for a Twenty: Honoring the Legacy of Harriet Tubman

Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W. | Posted 04.28.2016 | Black Voices
Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

Without question, we still have much work before as a nation and as a society to bring about equitable opportunities for all citizens to realize their full potential. But this week, Tubman's words echoed in my head as I sat in that Boston park, erected to honor her legacy of courage and steadfastness

Why Hillary Clinton Is Not Enough To Increase Women's Representation

Brittany L. Stalsburg, PhD | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics
Brittany L. Stalsburg, PhD

For those who care about women's representation in elected office, Hillary Clinton's candidacy is a big deal. Our country has never been this close to...

Donna Edwards Is the Only Candidate Who Can Fill Mikulski's Shoes

Mim Eichler Rivas | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics
Mim Eichler Rivas

I've been lucky enough to know Donna for nearly 20 years, and to know that her brand of responsive, solution-driven leadership is what Maryland, the Senate, and the country needs most now.

The Word 'Should' Is Judging You

Margaret Ruvoldt | Posted 04.05.2016 | Business
Margaret Ruvoldt

The word "should" judges us. It implies there is something we aren't doing correctly or that we've missed doing what is required.

Women Must Negotiate at Work: 4 Simple Ways to Get What You Deserve

Deborah Kolb | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business
Deborah Kolb

Many of our most successful companies have made commitments to increase diversity in their leadership ranks, in part because research continues to sho...

How to Ask for a Favor

Heather Furby | Posted 03.23.2016 | Business
Heather Furby

We often think beating around the bush is being more polite. It's not. When asking for a favor, directness always wins.

Integrated Leadership: Building on the Benefits

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 03.23.2016 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

There are many reasons to foster an Integrated Leadership culture--one that values, leverages, and blends the strengths of both women and men--in your organization. Gender-balanced leadership perspectives can lead to a wide range of benefits at the organizational, team, and individual levels.