Excerpt from, “WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie “Some people ask: “Why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights, or something like that?” Because that would be dishonest. Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general – but to choose to use the vague […]

By Shannah Hayley, FSMPS, CPSM                                                                                                              Director of Marketing and Community Engagement, City of Plano, Texas Before joining local government, I worked for 20 years in the private sector within a male-dominated industry. While there were plenty of women employed within my particular professional services industry, not many held leadership roles. In fact, when I first […]

SUCCESS! By Ron Holifield One of the huge challenges for filling your leadership pipeline is defining what distinguishes future superstars from everyone else. Numerous organizations have developed programs to develop emerging leaders. Unfortunately, very few have developed reliable methods for identifying who really has the potential to have a high impact on your organization if […]

By Ashley Stahl, Contributor, Forbes Leadership We all have enough to worry about in the workplace these days. Unemployment rates are still pretty high. Job growth is sluggish. Women in particular face a number of workplace barriers that can stifle their professional growth. Achieving success can be challenging in this environment, so it’s important to proactively […]