News & Insights about Closing the Leadership Gender Gap

Happy Holidays from the Team @ Leading Women

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During the 2019 Holiday season, in lieu of sending gifts, Leading Women has a long standing tradition of making donations to local and national organizations that support women & girls. This year we proudly support:

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New Decade Brings Exciting Opportunities for Growth

Leading Women CEO to retire, new CEO & President announced

Leading Women today announced that Susan Colantuono, the company’s founder and CEO, will retire effective December 31, 2019. Kelly Lockwood Primus, currently President & COO, will become CEO & President as the company embarks on a new decade of shaping the future of workplace dynamics by advocating women’s advancement, and engaging male allies to bring gender balance to leadership.

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Invigorate Your Conference!

Leading Women Announces Launch of Conference Services Division and Introduces #ConferenceInABox

BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2019-- Leading Women, a distinguished global consulting firm noted for championing workplace culture transformation and promoting Gender Balance in corporate leadership, announces today the launch of its Conference Services Division, and its first ever #ConferenceInABox content offering for large and small scale events. Leading Women's innovative research-based solutions, which revolutionized Women's Leadership Development programs by identifying The Missing 33%TM —and until now, were only accessible to select companies—are now available for delivery at leadership conferences globally through a  packaged offering of learning modules designed to inspire and engage.

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Topics: Leading Women, #ConferenceInABox

Should We Really Be Celebrating?

Today is International Women’s Day. I’ve been thinking about today and Women’s History Month for weeks in order to write this post. What words of wisdom would I be able to share with our colleagues, our clients and our followers?

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Topics: Gender Diversity, Business Imperative, Making the Business Case, CEO Advice, Leading Women

Leadership Changes @ Leading Women

KellyPrimasSusan Colantuono, Founder & CEO of Leading Women, the world's premier consulting firm for bringing Gender Balance to corporate leadership, is pleased to announce the promotion of Kelly Lockwood Primus to President & COO. Effective immediately, Kelly, who has been SVP of Strategic Client Solutions since 2013, will take over the helm of Leading Women as Susan shifts her focus to the development of new research and solutions utilized in the intellectual property, which has made Leading Women the cutting-edge resource it has become. As President and COO, Kelly will oversee day-to-day operations, business development and client relationship management.

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Company Challenges, Leading Women Can Help!

What challenges are companies seeking to address when they contact Leading Women?


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Topics: Talent Development, Women's Leadership Development, Leading Women

Global Solutions: Program Highlights from 2018

Leading Women works with global corporations helping them understand and remove the barriers in place preventing women from reaching senior leadership roles. Here are some highlights from this year featuring a few of the different programs we have facilitated: 

Brussels, Belgium:  

Leading Women ran a two day Breakthrough Leadership Program for a group of high potential senior managers (Director & VP Level) at Ansell. The program focused on strengthening their strategic and financial acumen enabling them to be seen in succession conversations as viable candidates for executive positions. 


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Topics: Talent Development, Leading Women

Happy Labor Day and Start of Fall


Happy Labor Day to all of our friends in the United States! And happy start of Fall to the rest of friends around the world. Yes, yes, I know that Fall actually begins on 23 September, but we all know in reality by tomorrow you will be back into the normal swing of things and that Summer is over. Now that you are back at your desks and starting to plan for next year, we at Leading Women would love to be there to help support your organization close the leadership gender gap.  

Leading Women's proprietary research creates innovative solutions that deliver unique insights, actionable tools and a business focus. Consultation, live programs, online content and virtual interventions will move your organization forward in 3 major areas:

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Topics: Closing the Gender Gap, Managers Mindsets, IWiN, Leading Women

Privacy Policy Update

leadingwomen_logo_only_FINALLeading Women is 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

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Happy Australia Day 2018

Happy Australia Day to all of our friends down under! Leading Women and Lighthouse have teamed up once again in conjunction with AMCHAM to run a training program for women leaders on 20 & 21 February in Melbourne.


The Purpose, Power, Presence for Middle Managers™ program is based on 40 years of Susan Colantuono and Leading Women's proprietary research into women's career de-railers. Susan is internationally known as an expert in women's leadership development, gender dynamics and hidden gender bias. Susan’s TED talk on Closing the Leadership Gender Gap has been viewed by over 3.5 million, translated into 23 languages and reviewed by Fortune, The Washington Post and The Guardian as one of the five videos that will change the way you work.

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Topics: Talent Development, Career, Women's Leadership Development, Leading Women

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