Category: Innovation

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

Lori MackenzieSince 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 Stanford University and co-founder of the Stanford VMware Women’s Leadership Lab, for her take on the controversial law.

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Overcome Unconscious Bias | Podcast

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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!


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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 Perez, who wears several hats, including executive director of the Gathering for Justice, co-founder of Justice League NYC and founder of Justice League CA. “But now I also see that my natural tendency of seeing the good in people helps me bridge gaps and bring people together.” Read 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 exist! “Most unconscious biases are in men’s favor, but when a man doesn’t fit society’s mold for a leader, because he’s, say, short or emotionally available, we unconsciously think he’s not leadership material,” Jana explains. Read 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
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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
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Make It Happen: Your Idea, Vision, Dream! | Podcast

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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 of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World. Listen in as she shares inspirational and instructive stories and proven strategies for building and mobilizing support, so you can seize your moment of opportunity.
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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

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5 Mantras for Entrepreneurs Who Want to Do Good

We all know how start-ups have been disrupting business, changing how we shop, bank, dine out, meet up and get around. From sector to sector, technology is removing inefficiencies, and as a result, our lives are more convenient and improved.

Yet one part of the start-up landscape that we don’t often hear about is the social enterprise space: for-profit companies that are using technology to help advance humankind. Read More

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Transform Your Workplace with Radical Honesty | Podcast

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When Patty McCord was the chief talent officer at Netflix, she co-authored the company’s famous “culture deck,” which spelled out her vision for creating a company culture that hinges on employees behaving like, and being treated as, adults. In this 30 minute teleclass, the author of Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility will share what she has learned about radical honesty in the workplace, motivating with challenges and treating your coworkers like grown-ups. She will also provide an HR director’s take on how to address failure in an interview, disagree with your boss and even say goodbye to the best job you’ve ever had without looking back. Read More

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