Wise Women: Rethinking Our Sources of Inspiration

By |2018-02-02T08:53:13-05:00February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

For almost 20 years, Legacy Business Cultures has proudly sent our “Coffee and Keynote” inspirational quotes every weekday morning to thousands of online subscribers. Last year alone, we sent out over 2 million individual messages sharing wisdom of the ages on leadership, teamwork, personal effectiveness and respect to readers around the world. So I have to admit that I was caught completely off guard on morning when one of our subscribers sent us a rather pointed email message stating that she was very upset with the quotations and was considering unsubscribing from the service.

Women leaders = Smarter decisions + higher profits (here’s the proof)

By |2017-05-15T10:18:34-04:00May 15th, 2017|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

As the focus on breaking the glass ceiling and getting more women into middle and senior level leadership roles intensifies, it’s important to realize that this is not some “kumbaya” initiative. It’s a matter of making smarter business decisions and ultimately (at least in the private sector) making more money.

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Gender Bias Starts Early and Lasts a Lifetime

By |2017-01-13T13:41:52-05:00March 9th, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

Society’s opportunities for improvement, when it comes to the issue of equal rights in the workplace, are well documented. Stacks of studies outline issues including the glass ceiling, pay equality, and maternal wall bias, or discrimination that occurs against caregivers, and particularly working mothers. Here are a few suggestions to start the “bias interruption” process.

The Business Case for Feminism

By |2019-06-18T21:51:10-04:00April 16th, 2014|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

”Your voice is a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it gets.” - Emily  Bennington Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, first talked about being a woman and mother in the C-suite on the TED stage in 2010. What followed was the release of her bestselling book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to [...]

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Make a Personal Investment in Building Workplace Relationships

By |2017-01-13T13:42:02-05:00July 26th, 2013|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

For the first several years of working as a professional diversity trainer and facilitator, I would chuckle to myself when I heard a man in our workshops say "I don’t get women," "Women are so complex," and "Women’s behavior is so unpredictable!" At first, I found these comments to be humorous. But after a while, [...]

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