Guest Blogs

The Power of Gender Diversity

by Gerri Vereen There are tons of research that shows the critical role women play in business and the dramatic difference they can make to the bottom line. In McKinsey’s 2017 study “Delivering through Diversity” (released in January 2018), the study builds on research from 2014 diversity data and shows that the impact of gender […]

Complaints? Hire a Third Party

Guest post by Terin Barbas Cremer, Esq. Workplace complaints happen every day – whether it’s sexual harassment or unequal pay or creating a hostile work environment. When employees bring concerns to their employers of potentially illegal behavior, or perhaps just behavior that not in line with the company’s values, the company’s decision of what to do […]

Freedom of Speech at Work?

Despite what you may have read in the news lately in stories surrounding the election or NFL player protests, the First Amendment does not provide a private employee with the right to free speech or freedom of expression at work. Rather, the Constitution’s right to free speech only applies to the government’s attempts to restrict […]

What is Resiliency?

When members bring challenging issues to our confidential Key Women’s Leadership Forums, they express a desire to be supported with tips and strategies on how to be more resilient through those times when life gets really prickly.  During these conversations, as facilitator, I have noticed that some people have a very narrow definition of resiliency. […]

#MeToo. Now What?

Guest post by Terin Barbas Cremer, Esq. On October 15, 2017, Actress Alyssa Milano’s “#MeToo” tweet brought the sexual harassment conversation into American homes and beyond. Women who had faced sexual harassment or assault were encouraged to tweet “#MeToo” to bring awareness to the magnitude of the problem. During the first 24 hours, #MeToo was tweeted […]

Fearless Leadership

Guest Blog By Laura S. Scott When consultants Priscilla Nelson and Ed Cohen polled over 2,800 business professionals from 122 countries and asked them what leadership characteristics they admired the most, “Courage” ranked as one of the top five most admired global leadership traits, based on what survey respondents thought was needed to succeed in […]