Category Archives: Speaker Articles

The Real Road to the C-Suite

There’s an image many of us have of who makes it to the C-Suite: Think square-jawed, 6’4″ tall, Ivy League educated, followed a linear road to success. No mistakes. Right? Well, not exactly. According to a study of 18,000 executives who were finalists for C-Suite positions, conducted by GhSMART, a New York-based executive advisory firm:  45 percent got there after surviving at least one big career blow-up. 33 percent took … [ more ]

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Is there room for all of US?

“The majority of the U.S. population will be people of color by 2050.” By Stephanie Browne, VP of Talent Acquisition and Chief Diversity Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Did you know that the majority of the U.S. population will be people of color by 2050? Companies who count the public as the main consumer of their products and services will need to be even more aware of … [ more ]

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The Q&A

Human Resources VP Susan LaPointe: “Women have tremendous confidence today. We are no longer willing to sit on the sidelines.” Susan LaPointe, VP of Human Resources of the Web Division at Akamai Technologies (a leader in content delivery network services and cloud security systems) shares the best and boldest decision she ever made, what she’s learned about success, and more. Q: What was your dream job as a child? I … [ more ]

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3 People Who Inspire Me Now

Mary-Jo Gagliardi: “Spring is often viewed as a time for growth and rebirth. What will you focus your attention on this season?” Mary-Jo Gagliardi is senior vice president of Human Resources and leads Human Resources for Wells Fargo Capital Finance, a global $45 billion lending division within Wells Fargo. Spring is often viewed as a time for growth and rebirth. What will you focus your attention on this season? My … [ more ]

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You Asked. She Answered.

Q: Is there a good comeback for when someone repeats your idea and takes credit for it? I usually just sit there and think: What just happened? A: Charmaine McClarie, leadership expert and executive coach says: You can simply say, ‘Excellent idea. I’m really glad that you agree. And I have three strategies that will make a difference as we move this forward.’ Then send out an email and identify … [ more ]

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Tired of Feeling Invisible? Here’s How to Be Seen and Rewarded

“Do you feel sometimes like there’s a person inside that’s screaming to jump out?” asks leadership expert and executive coach Charmaine McClarie. “I want you to let that person out because that person is really the truth of who you are.” But to be recognized and rewarded for who you truly are, it’s essential to use the language of leadership that makes people turn their heads and listen, says McClarie, … [ more ]

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4 Proven Strategies that Will Help You Get a Raise

The gender pay gap became front-page news last month after presidential candidate Kamala Harris announced a proposal that would require companies to prove they pay women equitably—or pay a fine. But if you don’t want to wait to see what comes of that, here are four tips that expert Conference for Women speakers say have helped them negotiate salary increases:

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A Leading Doctor on Stress, Kidney Health and Work Life Balance

Featuring Dugan Maddux, M.D., Vice President for Kidney Disease Initiatives, Fresenius Medical Care North America Happy Women’s Health Month! One issue that doesn’t get nearly enough coverage: chronic kidney disease (CKD). It’s on the rise for both women and men. We asked Dugan Maddux, M.D., vice president of kidney care initiatives at Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), to fill us in about CKD and to share her advice as … [ more ]

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9 Mantras to Help You Turn Your Idea into a Business

While starting a business, you’ll find yourself talking yourself into, and out of, a lot of choices. From idea to full-fledged enterprise, these mantras from real founders and executives will help you stay strong along the way. Pick and repeat the ones that speak to you the most. #1. Corner yourself with courage—and go.

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5 Smart Steps For Future Entrepreneurs

So you have a great idea for a business. What’s your next move? First, take an honest assessment of your personality. Claire Lee, head of early stage banking at Silicon Valley Bank, has noticed three traits in successful entrepreneurs. “Number one is adaptability: the ability to pivot, really be open to feedback and advice, knowing which to take and which to ignore,” Lee says. “Number two, and perhaps as important, … [ more ]

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