Category Archives: Innovation

Don’t Miss Out on Good Ideas: 4 Tips for Open Communication

By Laura Izurieta, Chief Risk Officer, Silicon Valley Bank Here’s a thought: When we talk about inclusion and diversity in the workplace, shouldn’t we also talk about diversity in communication styles? I’m a vocal supporter of diversity in terms of surrounding myself with people of different  backgrounds and with varied experiences and demographics. But sometimes the inclusion part gets undervalued. What good is having a diverse team if you don’t … [ more ]

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Holiday Survival Tips from Simple Habit’s Founder

A Stanford B school dropout, Yunha Kim is on her second startup—and like most things that meet a real need, it’s genius. Called Simple Habit, the app is a “Spotify” for meditation, meaning it’s a platform for different experts to share their bite-size meditations and audio therapy sessions. Kim had her Eureka moment after turning to meditation apps to cope with the stress of running her first company. “I got … [ more ]

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The New Law Requiring More Women on Corporate Boards: Thumb Up or Thumb Down?

Since Senate Bill 826 recently became law, a lot has been said about the new mandate that companies headquartered in California must include one to three women on their board of directors, depending on their board size: It’s good for women. It’ll ultimately hurt women. It’ll never withstand legal challenge. It doesn’t go far enough. We asked Lori Nishiura Mackenzie, executive director of the Clayman Institute of Gender Research at … [ more ]

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Overcome Unconscious Bias | Podcast

Click Play below to listen.  In the thick of conference season, we decided to record this interview with Dr. Tiffany Jana in advance, and make it available for you to listen to at your convenience. Let us know what you think about this new format in the comments! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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“Bring Who You Are to the Table” and Other Advice from Civil Rights Leader Carmen Perez

As a teen, Carmen Perez was often chosen to be the captain of her basketball team. Still, the national co-chair of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, D.C., didn’t start seeing herself as a leader until about 10 years into her career working for social justice. “I always thought my coaches and teammates chose me because they saw that I was fair and not one to compromise my integrity,” says … [ more ]

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Your Unconscious Biases, Revealed

If you think you can’t have unconscious biases against women because you’re a woman, think again. “We’re just as likely to have them as men because we’re all receiving the same adverse messages and we’re equally susceptible to them,” says Tiffany Jana, D.M., a management consultant and author of forthcoming Erasing Institutional Bias: How to Create Systemic Change for Organizational Inclusion. Similarly, we’ve all got prejudices against men—yes, they do … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass | Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Embrace Your Strengths

Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Embrace Your Strengths Tuesday, August 28, 2018 10:00-10:30 am Register Now

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Free Teleclass | How to Play Big: Lessons in Being Limitless

How to Play Big: Lessons in Being Limitless Tuesday, July 31, 2018 10:00-10:30 am Register Now

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Make It Happen: Your Idea, Vision, Dream! | Podcast

Click Play below to listen.  What’s stopping you from actualizing your ideas? For many of us, it’s the lack of access to power and the inability to be heard. Yet we are at a turning point: “Now that the Internet has liberated ideas to spread through networks instead of hierarchies, power is no longer determined by your status,” says Nilofer Merchant, a leading business thinker and author of The Power … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass | Make It Happen: Your Idea, Vision, Dream!

Make It Happen: Your Idea, Vision, Dream! Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:00-10:30 am Register Now

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