Women Leaders

Missing Out on “Bro-fessional” Relationships?

Being excluded bothers me. I admit it. I’m talking about the casual get-togethers and informal social events where my male professional peers share information, make introductions, and generally bond. Being excluded leaves me feeling like there’s still an “Old Boy’s Club” and they’ve hidden the key. It’s not that I want to be part of […]

Many Professional Women Wrestle with Expectation Anxiety

It takes tremendous courage to perform well, even when you are scared. For professional women, this can be especially difficult. Sergeant Lorain Prevaux served in the Iraq war under General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. When the General retired, Lorain was one of two people invited to address him in an event held in Tampa’s Raymond James […]

Women are Stronger Together

Studies show that organizations with more senior ranking women have a competitive edge. Recent research also indicates that women in business who seek out peer support groups are more successful and happier than those who do not.  The presence of supportive peers that understand your pressures and challenges reduces your  stress. What’s the power of […]

Ask Gracefully, But Ask

I recently attended the Waves of Change Women’s event honoring former Tampa Mayor, Sandy Freedman and Sheila Johnson, co-founder of BET (sold to Viacom for $3 billion in 2002) and the first black female billionaire. Currently Johnson serves as Founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts which includes Innesbrook Resort as one of its properties. Johnson’s […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day Makes Good Business Sense

#BeBoldForChange is this year’s theme celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8. IWD was started in the early 1900’s in conjunction with women’s participation in the labor movement. The intention of IWD is to honor, appreciate and hold up for public notice women around the world as well as those in our community – […]

Why Boards Need More Women

Board of Directors Need More Women

Just as it’s true for work teams, diversity on boards leads to increased innovation, productivity and performance. When different perspectives are represented—various ages, educational backgrounds and expertise—boards operate more effectively, according to Scientific American. While most CEOs know the benefits of having a diverse board, gender diversity on boards is still overlooked today. Fewer than […]