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|

How Peer Advisory Forums Make You a Better Leader

Being an influential, effective woman executive requires you to take your career’s training, your accrued knowledge, and turn it into an engine for strategic decision-making. Now imagine, instead of one engine, you had a dozen of these highly-honed engines to confront your organization’s challenges. That is how peer advisory forums make you a better leader. ...

By |2021-01-28T15:39:30-06:00February 15th, 2021|Blog, Leadership|

Reflections from Claudia San Pedro, President of Sonic Drive-In

Claudia San Pedro, President of SONIC Drive-In, was a recent guest of colleague Donna Miller on her weekly “Let’s Share the Journey” call. As a first generation immigrant, Claudia shared her inspiring story and the lessons she learned along the way. It’s always gratifying to hear women who’ve already made it to the top reinforce many ...

By |2021-02-25T14:05:39-06:00February 10th, 2021|Blog, Leadership|

How the Pandemic Can Hone Your Leadership Skills

You've heard the adage, "adversity builds character" or "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger." The COVID-19 pandemic brings the underlying meaning of those adages to the forefront of company leadership. We are living in an unprecedented time of uncertainty. And uncertainty puts your leadership skills to the test. The experiences you've had in the ...

By |2021-01-21T10:30:55-06:00January 22nd, 2021|Blog, Leadership|

The Giving of Gifts

Intentional Gratitude Can Be a Buffer Against Chronic Anxiety and Despair 2020 has been a year of extremes: uncertainty, fear, constant change, isolation, polarization, and myriad other issues are keeping people emotionally stretched. Early research shows that chronic anxiety is taking its toll on employees’ emotional and physical well-being, affecting all aspects of their lives ...

By |2020-11-23T12:23:19-06:00November 23rd, 2020|Blog, Leadership|

How to Prepare for Your First Manager Position

Goodbye Defined Tasks & To-Do Lists One of the first changes that come with a leadership position is the change from task comprised daily work to the more amorphous responsibility of managing people. Your daily work responsibilities will no longer be a to-do list of project tasks. In your first manager position, your goals will ...

By |2020-11-19T08:38:59-06:00November 19th, 2020|Blog, Leadership|
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