About EWF International

Female leaders are great for business, but they’re still not being promoted or funded on pace with their male peers. EWF International commits to helping change that. For over 20 years, EWF has provided peer advisory forums & leadership development programming for women at all career stages.

7 Most Important Traits Great Leaders Share

Your leadership traits are the qualities that define your success. Do you know the critical traits and skills of an effective leader in 21st-century America? Moreover, how you can build on your existing key leadership qualities and join the ranks of the best leaders? All great leaders are self-confident. Of course, leadership styles vary depending ...

By |2022-06-06T12:26:01-05:00June 29th, 2022|Blog, Leadership|

Avoid DEI Backlash While Promoting Diversity in the Workplace

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) matter in the modern work environment. Yet, the challenges of diversity in the workplace can be significant, especially when trying to get your DEI initiatives off the ground. So, how do you strike the right balance and avoid a DEI backlash undermining your efforts? Several avoidable mistakes can derail an ...

By |2022-06-06T08:58:17-05:00June 13th, 2022|Blog, DEI, Leadership, Letters from the CEO|

What Does Leadership Mean to Me, the Search for Personal and Professional Purpose

Leadership development has no graduation, there is always room for improvement. Continual change and growth is inevitable as people and cultures adapt to an ever-changing workplace. But what makes an effective leader, and what do the greatest leaders have in common? Effective leadership supports and encourages. A respected leader gives clear direction and sets challenging ...

By |2022-04-25T12:33:15-05:00May 29th, 2022|Blog, Leadership|

How to Become the Great New American Workplace

The new American workplace is upon us, but why is it happening, and what does this brave new world of work look like? Moreover, how will the C-Suite and senior leadership teams adapt to these rapid changes amid the great resignation phenomenon? The COVID-19 pandemic saw lockdowns, self-isolation, and the closure of many bricks and ...

By |2022-04-25T12:07:23-05:00May 15th, 2022|Blog, Leadership|

5 Components of Emotional Intelligence You Need to Become a More Effective Leader

You can combine the five components of emotional intelligence and leadership to become a more effective manager. But what is high emotional intelligence, also known as emotional quotient (EQ), and how can women leaders understand their EQ levels? EQ is the human ability to recognize, understand, exploit, and manage one's emotions in positive ways. Leaders ...

By |2022-06-15T08:36:29-05:00April 27th, 2022|Blog, Leadership|

Leading Your Company’s COVID Recovery

How do you intend to plan your company COVID recovery, do you have a post-COVID leadership strategy in place? And what will this new normal even look like? These questions encapsulate the ambiguity of the next few months and years as we transition to the post-pandemic era. Business leaders must embrace change and adjust leadership ...

By |2022-04-21T11:12:29-05:00April 21st, 2022|Blog, Leadership|

Creating Career Success in a Male-dominated Industry

Male-dominated professions and industries continue to reinforce harmful stereotypes. These typecasts create unfavorable environments that make it overly challenging for career-minded women to excel. Often, women pursuing executive careers must apply double the effort as their male counterparts only to get half the credit. On top of that, the gender pay gap means earning less ...

By |2022-02-25T11:57:17-06:00March 14th, 2022|Blog|

How to Build Your Gratitude, an Essential Leadership Skill

Giving thanks can make you a better leader and earn respect from employees. But what does being grateful mean for businesswomen, and how do you develop genuine appreciation? Gratitude is an essential leadership skill for career women. Yet, despite its positive influence, appreciation is not common in America's work culture. Survey research from 2017 found ...

By |2022-01-24T09:38:31-06:00February 27th, 2022|Blog, Leadership|

Navigating the Tightrope of Asking for Help

Is asking for help dangerous for women at the executive level? When it comes to how they could be perceived, it can be. To navigate this tightrope, women in senior leadership positions must be intentional about how they ask for help and manage how they’re perceived. Managers who ask for help tend to achieve better ...

By |2022-02-23T12:20:57-06:00February 14th, 2022|Blog, Leadership|
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