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By Adam Bryant Four chief executives describe the importance of taking stands, and of making sure they’re heard. [caption id="attachment_1110" align="alignleft" width="300"] Clockwise from above left are the chief executives Dara Richardson-Heron of the Y.W.C.A. USA.; Sharon Napier of Partners + Napier; Jenny Ming of Charlotte Russe;...

By: Tanis Cornell I recently had the pleasure of serving on a panel of executive women at a recent conference of the Telecommunications Industry Association held in Dallas. The purpose of the panel was to discuss the need for greater gender diversity in the telecom industry...

By Tanis Cornell Three accomplished Dallas women executives discussed what it means to both have and be a great mentor at the recent EWF Dallas annual leadership breakfast.  They also shared insights into their own career journeys and sparked a lively panel discussion.  As women rise to more...

Shannon Graham joins Tanis Cornell as a Dallas EWF Partner.  Shannon Graham, founder of Congruent Paths, will join forces with EWF International to deliver peer advisory services, coaching and training within the Dallas market. Shannon will partner in leading monthly EWF peer advisory Forums, retreats, and...

Women tend to be natural-born networkers. From an early age, we have girlfriends with whom we share our lives with, confide in, encourage and support. We cheer on our best friends, we nurture our love ones. Tapping into that innate ability is key to becoming a...

By: Tanis Cornell Are you in a role that puts you "in the zone"? Having worked with hundreds of co-workers, EWF Forum members, and coaching clients it’s become abundantly clear to me that those leaders who consistently excel are in a role that “brings out the best...

By: M. Ann Gray    I recently returned from back-to-back travel.  While fighting so many fires upon returning, I met with a friend for coffee.  He was so excited to hear about the trips, then became so confused by the stressed out look on my face as...

By Elizabeth Lions Every women may know the feeling over being overlooked or run over in a meeting. No one likes it. Especially executive women. Harvard Business Review surveyed more than 7,000 people, including female executives at or above the Vice President level. The consistent feedback was:...

By: Andreesen Horowitz By far the most difficult skill for me to learn as CEO was the ability to manage my own psychology. Organizational design, process design, metrics, hiring and firing were all relatively straightforward skills to master compared to keeping my mind in check. Over...

When one considers mentoring, forum groups, or a business coach - the image of a seasoned corporate sage conversing with a young recruit comes to mind.  Although there is a grain of truth in this statement, real mentoring is simply when someone helps another learn...