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.

Winning Your Struggle with the Delegation Dilemma

Delegation may be one of the most challenging issues that leaders face as they continue to grow their careers. Delegation often raises a conundrum called The Leadership Paradox, which asks, “How can you become more essential to your organization while being involved less?” Leaders struggle with this idea, as their careers are often defined by ...

By |2021-07-12T13:49:34-05:00July 14th, 2021|Blog, Leadership|

How Successful Women Leaders Ask for Help

There’s an ancient Chinese proverb that states, “He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.” Obviously from the gender pronoun used in this maxim, whoever wrote it never had to deal with the worry that comes with the implications of asking ...

By |2021-05-27T09:48:48-05:00June 28th, 2021|Blog, Leadership|

Effective Leadership Communication Skills to Better Communicate with Your Team

How well do you communicate with your employees? Are you coherent with the messages you deliver? Do you communicate instructions and goals to your team in a clear and easy-to-understand way? And, perhaps most importantly, is there consistency between the things you say, how you say them, and your non-verbal communication? Most leaders understand the ...

By |2021-05-27T09:34:54-05:00June 14th, 2021|Blog, Leadership|

How to Network to Build Your Influence

The driving idea behind networking has changed a lot over the year. Networking is about far more than the people you know. Of course, part of networking is about cultivating relationships, but for advancing your career, networking is more about building your influence than knowing a lot of people. It’s not necessarily who you know ...

By |2021-05-12T09:33:53-05:00May 12th, 2021|Blog, Leadership|

Improved Leadership Strategies for Hybrid Teams

For many leaders, 2020 brought a mass migration to remote work — one driven by necessity.  And while we see more employees returning to the office, hybrid teams  — where employees interact both in person and virtually — are becoming the new normal. Many leaders have years of experience managing teams and employees in face-to-face ...

By |2021-05-06T09:12:18-05:00May 12th, 2021|Blog, Leadership|

Inclusive Leadership: How Leaders Can Improve Inclusivity At All Organizational Levels

We have terms like the glass ceiling and broken rung that illustrate the existence of barriers between an organization's diverse makeup and leadership positions—the more senior the leadership, the more homogenous the composition. In contrast, the lower levels of organizations are changing fast. Organizations have never been more diverse in age, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, ...

By |2021-04-12T09:24:41-05:00April 12th, 2021|Blog, Leadership|

4 Conflict Resolution Techniques to Improve Your Leadership

Workplace conflict happens and is often inevitable. If resolved promptly, conflict can be productive and help a team be more effective at working together. However, minor disagreements left unresolved can ripple out negative energy to the rest of your team and organization. More than being a tense work environment, your team's productivity and effectiveness will ...

By |2021-04-12T09:25:09-05:00April 12th, 2021|Blog, Leadership|

Career Advice for Women Starting a New Executive Job

As an experienced senior leader and a new female executive, you are always looking for ways to improve your ability, leadership skills, and effectiveness. EWF International's mission is to improve workplace gender parity, especially the effectiveness and representation of women in senior leadership positions. We assembled this career advice for new executives to support you ...

By |2021-03-01T12:20:03-06:00March 29th, 2021|Blog, Leadership|

Emotional Resilience: The Attribute Helping Women Leaders Stand Out

The past year has been an unprecedented time of uncertainty. The year has seen a boisterous US election season, civil rights protests, rampaging wildfires, stock market shenanigans, and a global pandemic. It has been a long string of stressful months that have taken a toll, leaving people overextended. And in that time, stories continue to ...

By |2021-03-01T12:08:23-06:00March 14th, 2021|Blog, Leadership|
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