Leading Women News Releases
December 17, 2019
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.
October 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.
January 16, 2019
Susan 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.
Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® Discusses Empowering Women in the Workplace with Leading Women
February 28, 2018
Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® announced an exclusive story featuring the CEO of Leading Women, LLC, Susan Colantuono. Ms. Colantuono will be discussing the importance of closing the gender gap that exists within various industries, sectors and companies.
December 15, 2016
Leading Women, a leading provider of research-inspired solutions for closing the leadership gender gap in global corporations, continues to extend its global impact by signing an exclusive partnership agreement with Lighthouse Group, a Leadership Strategy and Training specialist firm, to bring several of Leading Women's innovative programs to corporations, women, and managers in Australia and New Zealand.
Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® Explores Empowering Women in the Workplace with Leading Women
July 12, 2016
Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® announced an exclusive story featuring Leading Women, LLC CEO and Founder Susan Colantuono. Ms Colantuono will be discussing the importance of closing the gender gap that exists within various industries, sectors and companies.
May 5, 2016
Leading Women’s release of a multi-year Global Gender Dynamics Research study, and its research-inspired solutions for closing the leadership gender gap, has resulted in the signing of a series of global consulting agreements with new clients.
Jan. 25, 2016
Leading Women, a leading provider of research-inspired solutions for closing the leadership gender gap in global corporations, continues to extend its global impact by signing a partnership agreement with Cornerstone Corporate Agility of South Africa.
April 30, 2015
Leading Women CEO Susan Colantuono joins CCTV America’s Full Frame host Mike Walters for an interview in the upcoming episode “Lessons on Leadership,” scheduled to air Saturday May 2nd at 7pm EDT.
March 6, 2015
Leading Women has partnered with Media Planet, UN Women, Tory Burch, Ivanka Trump, Barbara Corcoran, P&G, Cardinal Health, Canon, and many others to proudly support the Women in Business Campaign.
January 28, 2015
Author, TED Speaker, Global Consultant and noted Authority on Women’s Leadership Development, Susan Colantuono, CEO of Leading Women will lead a Business & Financial Acumen session at the 2015 WFF Annual Leadership Conference in Orlando, March 8 – 11.
September 30, 2014
Author, Speaker and CEO of Leading Women, Susan Colantuono has joined the ranks of exceptional presenters on TED where her video is Today’s Talk.
September 8, 2014
Leading Women has released updated research entitled “Closing The Leadership Gender Gap: The Missing 33% and Conventional Advice to Women.” This research is now available on the organization’s website as a white paper.
August 7, 2014
A global telecom company and one of NAFE/Working Mother's Top 50 Companies for Executive Women has retained Leading Women to deliver its cutting edge leadership programs to develop their top women employees from emerging leaders, to middle managers and executives. Leading Women is delivering 3 different programs for women from all over North America and from all parts of the business.
June 13, 2014
Author, Global Consultant and noted Authority on Gender Dynamics in the Workplace, Susan Colantuono, CEO of Leading Women delivered a keynote address at the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Tri-State Conference.
June 13, 2014
DHL Global Forwarding has retained Leading Women to deliver its Breakthrough Leadership™ program in 2014 to prepare their women leaders to take on country management positions within the next fiscal year.
June 12, 2014
Author, Global Consultant and noted Authority on Gender Dynamics in the Workplace, Susan Colantuono, CEO of Leading Women delivered the kick-off keynote address for Fidelity Investments' Women's Networking 2014 year in Boston April 28th. Colantuono’s keynote focused on the findings of Leading Women’s latest research study “Closing The Leadership Gender Gap: The Missing 33%™.”
June 12, 2014
Author, Global Consultant and noted Authority on Gender Dynamics in the Workplace, Susan Colantuono, CEO of Leading Women delivered a keynote address at Metlife's Global Women’s Leadership Forum in April. Held in New York City and attended by their top senior executive women in the company, Colantuono’s keynote focused on the findings of Leading Women’s latest research study “Closing The Leadership Gender Gap: The Missing 33%™.”
December 11, 2013
During her recent TEDxBeaconStreet Talk, Susan Colantuono, CEO of Leading Women, introduced a critical missing piece of the career success equation for women, The Missing 33%™. Based on Leading Women’s research, The Missing 33% is absent in conventional advice given to women, typical corporate talent development and performance management systems, and in most informal mentoring relationships that women participate in.
November 15, 2013
Continuing the dialogue from Sheryl Sandberg’s TED Talk and recently released book Lean In, Colantuono’s session entitled "Closing the Gender Gap at the Top”, will unveil Leading Women’s research, providing new insights into why more women in business are not reaching executive positions and what must be done to close the gap.
April 8, 2013
Make the Most of Mentoring is the most important book written on the subject since the advice "get a mentor” was first given to women interested in building their careers. Colantuono's eye-opening new book sheds light on why formal mentoring programs haven't delivered better results for women. Its unique and refreshing content is written for mentors, protégés and professionals who run corporate mentoring programs.
April 8, 2013
When Catalyst published its latest census of Fortune 500 companies (http://www.catalyst.org/media/catalyst-2012-census-fortune-500-no-change-women-top-leadership) the headline was, "No Change for Women in Top Leadership.”While the pipeline of middle management and feeder professional/technical positions remains around 50% women, the percentage of women at the top remains below 20% with no significant change in over a decade. As measured by the percent of F500 women corporate officers, it has actually declined in 2012 to 14.3%.
Leading Women founder offers interventions for creating careers that soar
March 11, 2013
With the release of Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg , chief operating officer of Facebook, the vital conversation about women's advancement is augmented. Her advice to women to "lean in" is important - especially for women who aren't already acting on their ambitions. However, research shows this advice is not applicable to all women. "It's great advice for women who are on their way to middle management positions or who are already in middle management, but timid about their ambitions," said Susan L. Colantuono , founder and chief executive officer of Leading Women, an organization dedicated to advancing women from career-start to the C-suite and onto corporate boards.
May 22, 2012
Leadership and communications expert Susan Tardanico will address senior and mid-level corporate leaders at this annual conference for women in business. As opening keynote speaker, she will set context for the conference theme and elaborate on the power of authenticity, strategic clarity and accountability as enablers of career advancement and personal growth.
March 25, 2012
Leading Women, an organization which inspires, powers and honors the success of women leaders, returns this year to Guatemala at the end of March to enhance the capacity and sustainability of indigenous Mayan women and their families. Leadership in Action program participants use their leadership skills to build the capacity of a range of organizations including a health clinic, weaving cooperative, community center and APROS – a Mayan run cooperative organization whose main initiatives include maternal health education, working with elderly widows, and child education.
February 27, 2012
Many well-publicized factors contribute to smaller percentages of women at the top. These include women stepping onto the mommy track, gender-related expectations of career decision-makers, such as maternity, child care concerns, family commitments, and the fact that women do not go into line/operations management positions at the same rate as men. These and other critical influences warrant attention and remediation. Recent research conducted by Leading Women indicates an additional factor - one that is rarely recognized and seldom discussed. Leading Women calls it The Missing 33%™ and it is an issue in large corporations from Fortune 50 to Fortune 500.
Leading Women Presents to HR.com Its Pioneering Research on Gender Dynamics, Talent Pipeline Constriction
February 10, 2012
If the top levels of an organization contain very few women, talent management and development programs may be contributing factors. Although the need for top talent is at an all-time high, disproportionately small numbers of women at the top can be an indicator that a talent development model has a built-in gender bias. This is constricting the movement of top talent advance to senior positions.
October 24, 2011
Leading Women MASS, an organization which inspires, powers and honors the success of women leaders in organizations, today announced winners for its 3rd annual Leading Women To The Top awards. The awards, sponsored by PwC, recognize local companies whose women’s initiatives, networks, or affinity groups have a measurable impact on advancing women.
March 31, 2011
Leading Women, an international organization that works with individuals and organizations to advance the careers of women leaders, today announced it has received certification from the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
February 23, 2011
While the practice of leadership is neutral, often for multicultural women the perceptions of their abilities are not. Many multicultural women in the workplace are first-generation college graduates often unequipped with the knowledge of career advancement in a complex, corporate workplace. In addition, they may find themselves saddled with cultural expectations about their roles and have multi-generational family responsibilities and commitments.
Feb 12, 2011
Leading Women CEO and founder Susan Colantuono was featured this month at an international presentation hosted by WILL Forum India, a forum for women in leadership bringing together senior women executives from across corporate India and KPMG, one of the leading providers of risk, financial and business advisory, internal audit, corporate governance, and tax and regulatory services in India.
Dec 28, 2010
Leading Women founder Susan Colantuono today announced that she has been selected by British Airways as a 2010 Face-of-Opportunity winner and has been awarded travel to anywhere in the world to conduct vital business meetings as well as attend the British Airways Face-of-Opportunity business conference.
Oct 18, 2010
Leading Women, a national organization that works with companies to advance and retain women leaders and with women to create careers that soar, today announced it has been chosen as a finalist in the 7th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
Oct 12, 2010
Leading Women, an organization that inspires, powers, and honors the success of women leaders, announced as of February 1, 2010 its expansion into New Jersey. Kathryn M. Longo will serve as president.
Aug 19, 2010
A book called No Ceiling, No Walls authored by Susan Colantuono, founder and chief executive officer of Leading Woman, was chosen as one of the fifty best business books for women.
Aug 03, 2010
Leadership Assessment Ensures Leaders Possess Vital "Corner Office” Skills
Jul 07, 2010
Leading Women, an organization that supports the success of women from career-start to the C-suite and onto corporate boards and now serves over five thousand women nationwide, celebrates its seventh anniversary this year.
Jun 30, 2010
Leading Women today announced that imaging innovator Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: EK) and Interpublic Group (NASDAQ: IPG), a global provider of advertising and marketing services, will use Leading Women’s leadership development programming.
Jun 03, 2010
Leading Women today announced that founder and chief executive officer Susan Colantuono and Marcia Coné, executive director of the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island were chosen as Vision 2020 delegates to represent Rhode Island.
Jun 03, 2010
Leading Women today announced that Sunoco, as part of the company’s robust diversity program, has signed a twelve-month license agreement for Leading Women’s Self-Managed Solutions.
May 18, 2010
Leading Women, an organization that inspires, powers, and honors the success of women leaders, today announced expansion into Connecticut.
Feb 12, 2010
Leading Women Delivers Experts, Content and Resources to Support Top Level Diversity Initiatives
Jan 06, 2010
Susan Colantuono's new book, No Ceiling, No Walls, reveals what women need to know about leadership to advance from career-start to the corporate boardroom