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New Technology Is Helping Transform The Lives Of People With Autism


While workers are worried about being replaced by robots, the truth is that there a talent shortage and it’s only going to get worse. The answer is to expand the definition of the workforce by intentionally including under-represented populations.

3 Ways to Make Decisions Like Wonder Woman


When it comes to decisions that matter, how you make decisions may be just as important as what you decide.

3 Ways Wonder Women Cultivate Power Relationships


Relationships, more than money or a great product idea, are the key to your success and your sense of fulfillment

HR From One to Many: Shifting The Focus to Teams

Changing the game with HR

RADIO. “Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as team is another story”. What will it take for HR to invest in collaboration tools and workplace design that shift culture, policy and practice to support teams?

8 Ways unconscious bias is killing your business


The world around you is always changing. How you make people-based decisions will need to change with it.

How to lead like a woman in a man’s world

The Guardian

Enterprise technology veteran Stephanie Buscemi, COO of Salesforce’s cloud business, knows all too well the challenges facing women in her industry. Buscemi shares some of the key lessons she has learned in the process of climbing the corporate ladder in a “man’s world.”

6 steps to transform from mindless talker to powerful communicator


You learned how to talk when you were a toddler. Now that you are a leader, it’s time to learn how to communicate.

7 Predictions for How the Way We Work Will Transform in 2016


In the cultural transformation business, there has been a lot of talk about the future of work. Gone are the days when the haves and have-nots have exclusive rights to success. The definitions of success, and how we achieve it, are changing. There is no one size fits all. Millennials, the first digital natives to enter the workforce, compel the generations before them to question status quos associated with goal achievement, organization structures and processes, and the pace of change. According to Deidre Paknad, founder and CEO of goal management application start-up Workboard, 2016 will accelerate changes through seven themes that influence a new normal in how we lead, work and innovate.

3 Things to Remember When Choosing Your CFO


Fifty million new firms are started every year across the globe. By the five-year mark, half will no longer exist. It may come as no surprise that an abundant supply of capital is the major factor in longevity. Ample capital over time requires a sophisticated financial fluency to optimize cash flow, monitor and communicate financial performance, and manage risk. The financial fluency needed for the durability of your start-up comes from the right Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Female Tech and Entrepreneur Experts Wanted: How to Get Yourself on Stage and in the Press


Not one for women’s only events, Bobbie Carlton, founder of Carlton PR and Marketing, Mass Innovation Nights, and Innovation Women, is a fixture in the Boston start-up scene. One technology event after another, she kept encountering what she calls DAMP: dreaded all male panel. “I heard all the tales of woe from conference organizers, making excuses such as ‘I had women but they cancelled,’” says Carlton. And when there were women on stage, it was always the same few. Sick and tired of the excuses, she set out to solve the problem. She started Innovation Women, an online speakers bureau for event managers to find technical and entrepreneurial women for their events.

Build Your Network by Asking 3 Simple Questions


The key to connecting? Do not be afraid to ask for help.

The mentor: “I thought I would change her life. In fact, she changed mine”

The Guardian

Many women dream of leaving their corporate job to live a more meaningful life. Fear of saying goodbye to an enviable salary and disappointing family and friends stops most in their tracks. After years of building a promising career, the prospect of throwing it all away to chase a “change-the-world” passion can seem hugely intimidating.

5 Tips You Need to be the Entrepreneur of Your Next Career Move


Gone are the days when career paths are one-size-fits-all. As with many enterprising women, Julie Lenzer Kirk is no stranger to taking the path less travelled. Like many mid-career women, Lenzer Kirk started to feel restless. “I knew at a high level that I was getting ready to step it up a notch. I was getting bored and looking for a challenge,” says Lenzer Kirk.

Entrepreneurs are expected to be white and male. We need to change this.

The Guardian

Women who want to grow their businesses quickly are facing an uphill battle. They’re just not what investors expect. Dr Patti Fletcher explains how to beat expectations.

Four Ways Female Entrepreneurs Drive Business Growth Through Social Media Marketing


Female entrepreneurs find success in social networks as their most cost effective sales and marketing channel.

4 Ways to Build a Thriving Customer Community for Your Business


The secret ingredients to building a strong bond with your customers.

5 Simple Ways to Impress an Angel Investor


Preparation will get you funding, but gaffes will close doors.

4 Tips for Hiring People Who Work As Hard As You Do


What you absolutely need to do to find and keep great employees.

3 Strategies to Win the War for Talent


Big companies don’t have dibs on the best candidates.

How To Strengthen Your Professional and Personal Network


If you, like me, have based your network connections on industry, corporation and executive level, you have been missing a golden opportunity.

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