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Hidden Talent Pool

Full Stop: You’re Searching the Wrong End of the Talent Pool

High potential talent comes in all colors, sizes, ages, and in both genders. Some companies intentionally search diverse areas of the talent pool, but few, if any, explore the place where some of the greatest talent swims, because they don’t know where it is. Discover this secret place, here.

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Women Board Directors

Dear CEO: Why You Shouldn’t Have Women on the Board – Not Even One

Once upon a time, there was a mid-size company run by men. It was called The Company. The entire executive team and all board directors at The Company was comprised of men. That seemed just fine, until… One day, for reasons still unknown, but about which I speculate later, the CEO invited a woman onto […]

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Pregnant CEO

Pregnant CEO: Back to the Future

Marissa Mayer is the first pregnant CEO of a major company, that we know of. With this news, we have the opportunity to re-think the boundary between work and life, Drawing the line with dashes, to achieve greater permeability, will serve us better in a variety of ways. It will even light the spark of […]

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A Short Race-y Story

Once upon a time I worked in a forward thinking company. Diversity was a hot and much discussed topic well before it was lukewarm anywhere else. The leaders in this company knew the world was changing and that power would not continue to be held only by men of the white race. They confronted their […]

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Having it All

Having It All or Not Having All: That is NOT the Question

I was not having it all, when Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article Why Women Still Can’t Have It All, caused an uproar. When I stopped having the travel part of IT ALL, I had time to write that the real question is how to change the gender based determination of which ITs men can have and which […]

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