Women-Only Leadership Training: Why it Matters

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One piece of the gender parity puzzle that we concentrate on at Orange Grove Consulting is women’s leadership development. The most common response we receive: “Isn’t separating out women exclusive and unfair? Men don’t get that opportunity.”  I recently spoke at the Society for Women Engineers’ annual conference. Engineering is extremely male-dominated (only 18 – 20 % of engineering students […]

Women in Leadership Training – 5 Steps to Figure Out What Works for Your Company

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There are so many reasons why women-only leadership programs exist, all of which focus on career development and progression. Among these benefits are that these programs: Give women a supportive environment to take risks within a group of people that often have similar perspective and experiences within that workplace. Provide a platform for women to […]

Gender Bias – You Must See It to Believe It. How Will You?

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  25 years ago, NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope. Before that, scientists had ideas about what was going on in space but with little proof. It was a morass of galaxies, stars, and darkness. But the telescope has changed theories, confirmed theories and opened up minds. In essence, we learned because we now had […]

Managers: Here are 3 Things You Can Do to Promote More Women

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  Feeling the pressure to increase the number of women promoted across your organization? There are three key ingredients to understanding why women aren’t making it to the next level at the pace or numbers possible. We’ll share a few of those barriers, as well as an approach to overcome them.   1. Most women […]

How to Get More Women Into Leadership? Give Men Time Off

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By Jodi Detjen, Managing Partner Adapted from Blog written for Bright Horizons There’s plenty in the news about getting more women into leadership. But, increasingly, companies are dialing into the reality that gender equity is not going to change until men are involved as well. A key ingredient? Paternity leave. Yes, it seems like a […]

Myth: We Are Diverse. We Have One Woman On Our Leadership Team.

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2 Minute Read | Women’s Leadership Myths Welcome to Myth #10 of our 16 blog-series highlighting women’s leadership myths. Myth # 10: We are a diverse organization.  We already have a woman on our leadership team. In 1980, there were no female senior executives in the top 100 businesses in America. In 1994, there were […]

Myth: Women Are Not Effective At …. [Fill In The Blank]

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Women are not effective negotiators. They don’t think strategically. Women need to network. Heard it before? The subtext is that women aren’t quite ready yet for leadership. They need to get some training or mentorship to help them. And the message women hear is clear: I’m not good enough. The result? Women don’t put themselves […]