Women Can Have it All: 10 21st C. Skills for Success

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By Jodi Detjen, written in conjunction with the Third Path Institute. Why do women find work-life balance so hard?  Why is “having it all” such an elusive quest?  Why haven’t women yet reached equality in the leadership ranks? Many professional women on the pursuit of career success identify themselves through their work, abandoning their own needs and exhausting […]

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 […]

I’m Tired of Walking on Eggshells – Diversity Fatigue: What it is and How to Avoid it

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One of the most discouraging things for a Diversity and Inclusion leader to overhear is frustration expressed that including diversity in the workplace is “too hard” or worse, that “we’ve gone too far.”  The fervor around the Kavanagh hearings, which has some fearing a massive wave of false accusations and the firing of NBC’s Megan […]

Myth: The Best Negotiator Deserves The Raise

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2 Minute Read | Women’s Leadership Myths Welcome to Myth #5 of our 16 blog-series highlighting women’s leadership myths. Myth # 5: The Best Negotiator Deserves the Raise. Women are regularly counseled to negotiate more (and our research suggests that women assume that they “shouldn’t”). But there’s an underlying assumption being made: Why are raises […]

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 […]