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10 Reasons “Divers-ish” People Are Important for Diversity

10 Reasons “Divers-ish” People Are Important for Diversity

I often am asks in my talks on Lead Like an Ally, "how do we get people that do not feel diverse to feel included in diversity and inclusion?" Fair question. Often the cisgender white male feels alienated by the conversation about diversity and inclusion.  As if...

The 3 Things I Learned from my 21-Days out of my Business

The 3 Things I Learned from my 21-Days out of my Business

This year, I set a goal to take time out of my business to celebrate success. I spent time doing what matters to me the most by spending time traveling with my daughter, Jane.  We spent 21 days in the car together, across 12,000+ miles visiting 7 National parks. With...

Ten Biases You Probably Have

Ten Biases You Probably Have

Question Yourself: Ten Biases You Probably Have By Dave Thompson CFI Biases are rampant in all industries, but not many have the disastrous impact that those in the criminal justice or employee relations field may experience.  The destruction of morale, wrongful...

Jane Meets Jane

Jane Meets Jane

This summer, I am embarking on a 21-day trip with my 5-year old daughter, Jane. I set goals at the beginning of 2019, and I promised myself when I hit all of my business goals for the first half of the year, I would reward myself with a vacation. And, we knocked it...

Debunking Common Myths About the Gender Pay Gap

Debunking Common Myths About the Gender Pay Gap

It’s 2019 and the world is more progressive than ever — or so we think. Amidst policy changes on women’s rights and feminist movements like #MeToo going mainstream, there still remain some cynics beneath the surface who stubbornly hold on to out-dated ideas about the...

My Top 5 Favorite Books on Women’s Leadership & Allies

My Top 5 Favorite Books on Women’s Leadership & Allies

Since writing ONE:  How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality and Pivot Point:  How to Build a Winning Career Game Plan, I have been enlightened to learn that our allies come in all forms – they could be women, men, people of color, or people with different...

Passion Fatigue:  Why Just Following Your Passion is Bad Career Advice

Passion Fatigue: Why Just Following Your Passion is Bad Career Advice

I am often asked, what books do you recommend for women’s leadership?  My answer, these five: Dare to Lead by Brene Brown. Brene is the thought leader on empathy and vulnerability.  As a researcher on shame, she uncovers the key leadership habits that all humans can...

Taking My Daughter to Work and What I Hoped She Would Learn

Taking My Daughter to Work and What I Hoped She Would Learn

One of my favorite podcasts is Work Life hosted by Adam Grant.  It is witty, unconventional, and focuses on how to “make work not suck.”  Adam is an ally for equality and showcases a wide variety of diverse talent on his show.  If you have yet to check out his work, I...

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