October 31, 2019

Interviewing causes angst for most people, and we find it challenging not to lose all perspective during the interview process. We become obsessed with hoping every potential employer will offer us a job. In fact, we will go to incredible lengths and spend hours on job...

October 18, 2019

Welcome to the second part of my interview with Liz Stanley about her book, Widen the Window. You can find the first part here. Read on for the conclusion of the conversation Melody and I had with Liz, where we dug into career strategy, bias, stress, and trauma—learnin...

October 4, 2019

A little over a year ago, I received a referral for a potential new client, Elizabeth A. Stanley, through a mutual acquaintance. Little did I know what her work would come to mean for me and my clients at Leverage to Lead.

Liz is a distinguished professor, author, and v...

Creating Safety and Planned Alliances for Bias Disruption

This isn’t an article about soccer, but did you see the U.S. win the Women’s World Cup on July 7? Did you catch the award ceremony where FIFA president Giannai Infantino was booed and the crowd chanted “equal pay...

Recently, I’ve been reflecting on how far many of my clients have come. Several women I work with have reached an amazing stage of their career that I call creative audacity. Though I’ve seen it many times, it’s never anything less than thrilling to watch an immense ta...

The Psychology of Job Interviews

Being a job candidate makes you vulnerable, even in the best of situations. You’re put in the position to prove your value, your fit, your likability. The women of color I work with already struggle with the predominant message sent by w...

With more than twenty years of experience in Human Resources, I’ve seen just about every kind of hiring practice, including ones that truly help a company hire for diversity and those that undermine a company’s best intentions. Recently, my Diversity, Equity, & Inclusi...

Stopped in My Tracks

Recently, I came across a striking passage from So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo. She’s a Seattle-based activist who was often an F.O.D. in her circles. With stark honesty, Oluo writes:

"I began to see how unaware of our privilege our gr...

In addition to individual and group coaching, I often work onsite with an organization, facilitating company-wide conversations, workshops, and planning sessions on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). While I write a lot about individual experiences for women and p...

Every organization operates its own economy—a structure, system, set of rules, and roles for managing resources. A company’s economy is another component of the company culture every employee must learn to navigate. And like any economy, its conditions can be productiv...

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