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The Benefits Give You Permission to Do The Right Thing

Are you wanting to do more to advance women in your company, but feel like you can’t prioritize something that feels like a nice-to-have? I have good news for you - you can put advancing women on the top of your to-do list because the benefits to your business are huge - big enough to trump your other initiatives, to grow your business, to secure investors and to attract and retain great employees.

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Quota or No Quota?

Since the passing of law requiring publicly held companies based in California to have a minimum of one woman on their Boards of Directors by the end of 2019 there has been a lot of debate about the effectiveness of quotas. Will this forced change make a real difference? Or will it create resentment toward women who are appointed and end up hamstringing their ability to be effective?

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What is "The What"?

A number of years ago I read an amazing book by Dave Eggers entitled What is the What.  It is about Valentino Achak Deng, a child refugee who immigrated to the United States under the Lost Boys of Sudan program.  Valentino faces immense challenges, trials and changes throughout his young life, and as he grapples with his fate he struggles to answer the question, "what is the what?" Inspired by this, I embarked on a "what is the what" exercise for myself…

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