Lori Nishiura Mackenzie

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 ]

2018 Session | Leading by Inclusion

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. To lead with a focus on inclusion will impact our work in the conference room, in the boardroom, and beyond. Inclusive leadership affects who we hire and mentor, how we speak and listen, and what goals we set, review, and reward. Join this group of high profile professionals for some refreshing insights on inclusive leadership. Together we will … [ more ]

2018 Session | The Language of Leadership

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. Words can carry enormous weight, influencing our perceptions of people and even their leadership potential. Research shows that the words chosen to describe women leaders may vary from the way male peers are described for the same level of performance. Examining the bias embedded in our words, this session will change the way you describe yourself and others. … [ more ]

2018 Session | The Language of Leadership

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. Words can carry enormous weight, influencing our perceptions of people and even their leadership potential. Research shows that the words chosen to describe women leaders may vary from the way male peers are described for the same level of performance. Examining the bias embedded in our words, this session will change the way you describe yourself and others. … [ more ]

2018 Session | Leading by Inclusion

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. To lead with a focus on inclusion will impact our work in the conference room, in the boardroom, and beyond. Inclusive leadership affects who we hire and mentor, how we speak and listen, and what goals we set, review, and reward. Join this group of high profile professionals for some refreshing insights on inclusive leadership. Together we will … [ more ]

Could Your Emails Be Hurting the Friends You’re Trying to Help?

Technology hasn’t only made it easier to stay in touch with former colleagues, old classmates and far-flung friends. It has also made asking them for favors such as referrals and introductions as effortless as hitting send. Likewise, when you’re on the receiving end of such a request, it’s less or little hassle, in this age of email, to help a contact out. But before you make another ask or agree … [ more ]