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10 Strategies for 2021 to Help Engage & Retain Women

As we wrap up our 7-part series: “Gender + Diversity Playbook: Setting and Achieving Your Goals for 2021 and Beyond” - let’s review why we felt it important to put together a playbook in the first place. It started with 2020’s Miss is Now a “New” 2030 Promise–But Will Orgs Break This Promise Too?, where we talked about tackling some of the specific barriers that are causing the leadership gender gap (hint: it’s not just about committing to a 50/50 gender balanced workforce by 2030, you must take targeted actions). 
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Choosing a Training Supplier: The 4 Things You Need to Know

With the gender gap growing at a rapid pace due to Covid-19, the retention and advancement of women in the workforce is at an important and critical inflection point. We know that hiring alone won’t address the gap, but the right kind of strategic talent development and coaching can!  Leading Women is helping our clients develop, advance, and retain the talent they have within and across all levels of their organization - so that they see the opportunities that are possible at an organization that is committed to investing in their career journey. Leading Women has been recognized as a Top 10 Leadership Development Training/Coaching Company!
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These 5 Tips Will Help You Recruit More Women/Diverse Candidates

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Leading Women Joins Leading NOW

Brings Gender Expertise to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Global Advisor BOSTON, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --  Leading Women, the world's premier consulting firm for bringing Gender Balance solutions to business, is pleased to announce it has joined Leading NOW, the global advisor to organizations seeking to change mindsets, behaviors, and cultures to be inclusive for all. Leading NOW's affinity for research-based programming, content, and strategic solutions built on ground-breaking, DE&I expert led research, led to the merger.
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Privacy Policy Update - October 2020

Leading NOW and its subsidiaries Leading Women, Leading Forward, Center for Diversity & Inclusion, and Gender Dynamics Institute are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We have updated our Privacy Policy to make our policies more clear to you, and to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law in the European Union (EU).  Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our data collection and storage policies and our commitment to keeping your information secure.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at contact@leadingwomen.biz. 
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Make Your Company Policies Inclusive by Looking at these 3 HR Tools

Part 5 of our “Gender + Diversity Playbook: Setting and Achieving Your Goals for 2021 and Beyond” focuses on the importance of removing gender-biased language from HR tools. If you’re following along, this is #4 on the Top 5 list from our CEO’s blog post 'From One CEO to Another--It’s Time to Get Focused':  Remove gender-biased language from HR tools
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How To Change Your Company’s Culture To Be More Inclusive

In Part 4 of our “Gender + Diversity Playbook: Setting and Achieving Your Goals for 2021 and Beyond”, we are focusing on the impact of Gender Dynamics and how to change your company’s culture to be more inclusive by removing the barriers to women’s advancement. This week we'll tackle #3 on our top five list of things you need to do to get results and close the leadership gender gap:  Educate your leadership to reduce the negative impact of Gender Dynamics on talent decisions.
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Leading Women's Global Reach Continues

Leading Women's Global Reach Continues; Signs Exclusive Partnership with Australian-Based Advancing Women in Business & Sport BOSTON, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --  Leading Women, a global management consulting company focused on bringing gender balance to leadership teams, announced today it has entered into an exclusive licensing partnership with Advancing Women in Business & Sport (Advancing Women), Australia's top enterprise for providing research, advisory and consulting services on equality, inclusion and gender diversity, to offer Leading Women's award-winning content and programs in Australia and New Zealand. The partnership strengthens Leading Women's global reach and broadens its footprint into the sports industry.
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How to Engage & Retain More Women - Top 5 Things You Can Do!

Today, we continue our 7-part series “Gender + Diversity Playbook: Setting and Achieving Your Goals for 2021 and Beyond.” In Part 1, we covered 2020’s misses & 2030 goals, and in Part 2 Leading Women’s CEO shared the Top 5 things that CEOs can do to close its gender + diversity leadership gap.  Next up, we’ll break down those Top 5 actions—addressing each action individually—to help organizations get the results they want, to achieve gender balance in the organization. --- How to Engage & Retain More Women Executive commitment to, and sponsorship of, women’s advancement—advocating for the business case: Simply put, leaders need to demonstrate their commitment by mentoring/sponsoring women in order to ENGAGE & RETAIN them. Make sure your leadership puts them into the mix for promotions and make sure they’re part of their own succession plans.
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Kelly Lockwood Primus Featured on The Leadership Hacker Podcast

I recently had the pleasure of joining Steve Rush on his podcast "The Leadership Hacker." I'm a big fan, and was excited to be invited to speak with him. Before the official interview, he and I discussed our perspectives on women in leadership - and I was thrilled to hear that during his career he frequently hired more women leaders than men! And, I'm pleased to say that Steve is absolutely committed to gender balance in his podcast, and will be working diligently to interview an equal number of men & women leaders. 
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