Understanding the Workplace Barriers Facing Women of Color

Women continue to be a growing portion of the modern workforce, often competing with male counterparts for positions and advancement in a workplace that traditionally favors the promotion and success of men. The largest and most numerous of these workplace barriers are set against women of color. These workplace barriers have led to issues, struggles, ...

By |2021-09-29T10:29:07-05:00October 11th, 2021|Blog, Leadership|

How to Become a Great Mentor

Mentorship is an important part of being an experienced and influential leader. While mentorship often focuses on mentees’ value, mentorship is also an important and developmental experience for executive leaders. First, being a mentor keeps you close to the work of your juniors and clear on the challenges they have to address. Beyond staying relevant ...

By |2021-09-29T10:30:20-05:00September 27th, 2021|Blog, Leadership|

Women in Executive Leadership: Emotional Intelligence

Executive leadership is slowly moving towards gender parity. More women than ever before hold executive leadership roles in companies; however, women still comprise the minority of executive leaders across the board, making up around 29%. This minority position presents women executives with challenges that are similar and dissimilar to those faced by their male counterparts. ...

By |2021-08-26T10:09:46-05:00September 13th, 2021|Blog, Leadership|

Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent

How has your company recruiting fared in the last two years? According to a June 2021 survey from Indeed, 70% of respondents are participating in some form of job search. Despite those numbers, if you’re like a majority of businesses and leadership teams, you have likely found yourself wrestling with new and unexpected difficulties in ...

By |2021-08-02T11:43:26-05:00August 29th, 2021|Blog, Leadership, News|

Impact of Burnout & Virtual Work on Career Women

The past year has raised awareness on professional burnout as people struggled to balance the shifting demands of work, home, and family due to COVID-19. It has also brought to light the precarious position of career women, especially mothers trying to do it all at the expense of their physical, emotional, and mental health. EWF ...

By |2021-08-02T09:12:21-05:00August 15th, 2021|Blog, Leadership, News|

Five Crucial Truths About Leading Through Anxiety

Over the past several weeks, I’ve spoken to many business professionals who all say the same thing: “I’m struggling to stay motivated.” “I’m feeling unfocused.” “One moment I’m feeling fine, and the next I’m a mess.” While an event like a global pandemic throws this phenomenon into sharp relief, high levels of stress and anxiety ...

By |2021-08-05T09:03:10-05:00August 5th, 2021|Blog, Leadership|

Finding and Owning Your Voice

The modern workplace comprises all sorts of individuals with varied backgrounds, personalities, and communication styles. These differences can make it difficult for you to communicate effectively by finding and owning your voice.  Add onto this challenge layers of difficulty based on positional hierarchy, experience, age, and gender that can affect your ability to communicate effectively ...

By |2021-07-12T14:08:34-05:00July 28th, 2021|Blog, Leadership|

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|
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