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How To Go From Being Mentored To Being Sponsored

I have never met a leader in my career who was not flattered that someone thinks enough of them to be asked to serve in a mentoring type capacity.

Ellevate Essentials: How to Build Your Personal Board of Directors

Having trustworthy advisors is crucial when you approach a major decision in your career. Make sure that your choices of advisors will serve and guide your career.

Ellevate Essentials: How to Find a Mentor... Or Better Yet, a Sponsor

Having a mentor is a great idea. But if you really want your career to progress, you need someone who will step up and advocate for you. You need a sponsor.

Event Recaps

What I Wish I Knew Then

by Jennifer Weitsen If you had the chance to go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you tell her? In this Jam Session, Sallie Krawcheck, Chair of Ellevate Network shared what...

Women in Business News

Women and business: May 8th, 2015

This week we celebrated one of the biggest fundraisers (and saw some pretty intense outfits) at the Met Gala, challenged our view of the classic women's restroom sign with #ItWasNeverADress and saw...

Capital & Credit: Why Women SMB Owners Shouldn’t Fear the 2 C’s

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Women entrepreneurs face no shortage of challenges when it comes to starting a business but perhaps none are more important, or daunting, than the “Big C’s.” Capital and credit.

Empowering Women: Pizza, the Pill & Partnerships

What empowers women? Would you believe pizza and the pill? Take-out pizza and delivery changed women’s lives: working women could now have dinner on the table even if they arrived home late.

Kindness & Curiosity in Coaching

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The Golden Rule says we should treat others the way we would want to be treated. In coaching this applies because we should treat each other with respect, dignity and fairness.

What Female Leaders Can Teach Us About Communication

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Men and women communicate differently. We all know this. Both genders have been known to be frustrated by these differences. We do though share one true objective when we speak: to be heard.

Personal Branding 101

This article originally appears on Linkedin. The topic of “personal branding” is an uncomfortable one for many of us: “Me? A personal brand? That’s not what I’m about.” Or “A...

5 Keys to Instilling Confidence in Female Employees

I’ve been a "chief motivator for women” for most of my life. From helping to raise my sister to running a company of predominantly female employees, I've learned that confident women are powerhouses.

Two Great Tips for Developing Future Managers

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Recently I taught a two-day course on behalf of the Centre for Leadership and Learning in the Ontario Public Service (OPS). It's called "Management Essentials," and here are two main takeaways.