Olympic gold medalist and World Cup soccer champ Abby Wambach is turning her attention to building women leaders. The author of the new book, “Wolfpack,” says it’s time to update the rules that governs how women approach leadership.   She told the New York Times that she wants women to:   Champion each other.   Power, success and joy are […]

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New York TimesColumnist Maya Salam wrote recently about the unintended consequences of the ‘Me Too’ movement, and the harm it could be doing to women in business.  Salam says she’s increasingly learning of men who refuse to have any contact with female colleagues for fear of being accused of inappropriate behavior.   Since men still dominate leadership […]

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When leaders think employees should feel one way about their job, and the employee actually feels differently, an empathy gap occurs.  Balancecareers.com recommends that leaders who acknowledge this problem do these eight things to change the dynamic. Challenge yourself.   Get out of your usual environment. Get feedback. Explore your heart, not just your head.   Walk in […]

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Empathy is a growing expectation among today’s workforce.  Experts say employees work harder for someone they believe cares about them and their unique needs.  But when there is a difference between how the employer thinks an employee feels and how the employee actually feels, an empathy gap occurs. One example of an empathy gap is when a […]

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In a recent blog post, Dr. Anne Litwin responded to eye-opening findings from LeanIn.org and the McKinsey group.  The report found that 1 in 5 of the women they surveyed at 279 US companies consider themselves “Onlys” — meaning they are often the only woman in the room. Half of those women say they must provide […]

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A recent study published in the Sage Journal on Human Relations asserts that women are less effective at networking for two reasons. Women struggle with the idea of exploiting social ties and they undersell their own value when engaged in networking activities. Researchers interviewed 37 high-profile women leaders in Germany and found that they view […]

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As a coach for a number of women’s leadership programs, diversity expert Anne Litwin says she encounters women from many cultures who suffer from Imposter Syndrome. She contends that women are more susceptible to the imposter syndrome than men, in part because women from underrepresented groups don’t see others like them in certain industries and […]

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Leanin.org’s Alexis Krivkovich and McKinsey & Company’s Eric Kutcher looked at HR data and 34,000 employee surveys from 132 companies to learn why women still struggle to get ahead. They offered several interesting insights. Although women and men enter companies at equal levels and rates, their paths split. Men are more likely to advance to […]

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March is Women’s History Month. And many women who’ve changed history will deservingly be honored. But where do women in the workforce stand today? A joint study conducted by management consultant McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.org found that gender diversity programs are falling short. According to the research, it will take women more than a […]

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But You Don’t Have to Be A Nasty Woman To Get What You Want Researchers in Tel Aviv and the Netherlands conducted a recent study that confirmed that nice women earn less than their assertive female counterparts. They interviewed a random group of 375 men and women at a Dutch electronics company and concluded that women who clearly express […]

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