June 2019 Newsletter

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

How to Reach Your Full Potential—with Sally Helgesen

Click Play below to listen in your browser. Do you ever feel that something is holding you back from achieving what you’re truly capable of? Chances are that it’s one of the 12 habits identified in a popular new book co-authored by renowned women’s leadership expert Sally Helgesen. Tune in to learn what they are and her 4-step process for overcoming them. + Ask Sally YOUR questions during a live Q&A … [ more ]

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 ]

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 ]

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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