Leading Inclusively: It’s All About the 21st Century Leadership Skills

Posted Posted in Diversity, Inclusion, Leadership Skills, Managers

Many organizations implement a diversity program in the hopes of avoiding bad publicity, but wonder why they don’t see long-term change. They hire a VP of Diversity and Inclusion and roll out bias training – now we’re fixed, right?  Yet senior leadership still looks the same -other than the VP of Diversity and Inclusion, of […]

Bring on the Male Allies: Accelerating Inclusive Organizations

Posted Posted in Leadership Skills, Men

By Jodi Detjen and Daffany Chan In the wake of the #Metoo movement, people are buzzing about inclusion and gender equity in the workplace. But women are still not advancing to leadership positions at the same rate as men. 1 in 6 male managers are hesitating to mentor women. The state of women in the workplace is clear: Women’s progress is stalled. So what’s an […]

Q&A on Strategic Gender Equality with Jodi Detjen  

Posted Posted in Gender Equity, Leadership Skills, Women in Leadership

Orange Grove Consulting Managing Partner Jodi Detjen was recently quoted in a Boston Globe article about getting women into the top ranks of leadership.  In the article, Jodi says that, “commitments to increase leadership consist of, say, sending employees to the Massachusetts Conference for Women. Instead, firms should be taking a more strategic approach, such as revamping performance reviews and tracking promotions by gender.”    In the […]

Women Can Have it All: 10 21st C. Skills for Success

Posted Posted in Leadership Skills, Women in Leadership, Work-Life Balance

By Jodi Detjen, written in conjunction with the Third Path Institute. Why do women find work-life balance so hard?  Why is “having it all” such an elusive quest?  Why haven’t women yet reached equality in the leadership ranks? Many professional women on the pursuit of career success identify themselves through their work, abandoning their own needs and exhausting […]

Women-Only Leadership Training: Why it Matters

Posted Posted in Gender Bias, Leadership Skills, Training, Women in Leadership

One piece of the gender parity puzzle that we concentrate on at Orange Grove Consulting is women’s leadership development. The most common response we receive: “Isn’t separating out women exclusive and unfair? Men don’t get that opportunity.”  I recently spoke at the Society for Women Engineers’ annual conference. Engineering is extremely male-dominated (only 18 – 20 % of engineering students […]

I’m Tired of Walking on Eggshells – Diversity Fatigue: What it is and How to Avoid it

Posted Posted in Diversity, Gender Bias, Inclusion, Inclusivity, Leadership Skills, Managers, Men

One of the most discouraging things for a Diversity and Inclusion leader to overhear is frustration expressed that including diversity in the workplace is “too hard” or worse, that “we’ve gone too far.”  The fervor around the Kavanagh hearings, which has some fearing a massive wave of false accusations and the firing of NBC’s Megan […]