Changing the Game: Women of Color Use Their Power to Become Future Leaders

:: On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017, Breaking Glass Forums is bringing together incredible women of color leaders, thought provoking workshop facilitators and committed ally advocates in support of a one-day program designed to help all of us play a bigger game. Participants will engage in deep dialogue, meet future champions and get equipped with practical strategies to not just talk about change but to make change real. The kind of change that women, especially, women of color, have been … [Read more...]

Going Gray: When did my hair become part of my resume?

:: I wrote this blog in the spring, but only had the nerve to post it after reading an article on the same topic in yesterday's New York Times. Author and age activist Ashton Applewhite’s  call to action is the same as mine: "Rather than hiding from age, supposing women embraced it by not trying to look younger than their years. That might help remove the stigma of aging." I remember the day I decided enough is enough…my hair dresser politely suggested that I needed to start coming to see her … [Read more...]

Hitting the High Ground in 2017

:: As women business owners, many of us were eagerly looking forward to seeing our country’s first woman president elected in November. Unfortunately, as we all know, that didn’t happen. The aftermath of Donald Trump’s victory has been a country deeply divided, with anger and aggression erupting on both sides. Regardless of which candidate you supported, you’ll need to deal with a changed business climate in 2017.  Here are 5 factors to consider in your upcoming business dealings: … [Read more...]

The Importance of Intentional Networks

:: Marilyn Nagel is the guest speaker for the WIC General Meeting on July 21, 2016. For more information click here.  I’ve spoken to literally thousands of women about intentional networking and always ask “How many of you have gotten a job, promotion, or large piece of business from a connection in your network?” Most of the people in the room raise their hands and this is consistent with surveys that say 65% to 85% of all jobs happen through connections. What is curious to me is that … [Read more...]

Overcoming Obstacles Using External Resources

At the end of last year, I conducted research to understand how market research is being used in organizations. We heard back from participants that there are three primary obstacles to doing market research: budget, time and lack of internal resources. This is a familiar story for us as consultants also. These are ALWAYS the obstacles to making huge strides in business whether it has to do with our marketing efforts, our administrative processes, or even in launching new products/services … [Read more...]

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