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Photo by Dane Deaner on Unsplash
Photo by Dane Deaner on Unsplash

A recent article from Harvard Business Review addresses a point that we all need to realize: when you broaden a discussion to include women, the perspectives will broaden as well. Women think differently than men and inclusivity ensures you get well-thought-through outcomes. I coach women leaders how to make sure they get their voices heard for this reason.

Summary from the article:

It’s well known that firms with greater gender diversity among senior leadership perform better. But what’s less clear is why exactly that is. What are the specific mechanisms that drive the positive business outcomes associated with increasing the…


Vaccine Myth Busting — Karen Boykin-Towns
Vaccine Myth Busting — Karen Boykin-Towns
Vaccine Myth Busting - Karen Boykin-Towns

Vaccine Myth Busting — the New York Task Force for Vaccine Equity and Education

“Nationwide, Black people are dying at a rate 2.5–3x higher than other groups.”

Communities of color have suffered a significant amount more than other groups from the impacts of the pandemic. Sadly this fact comes to no surprise as racism in healthcare and healthcare inequalities are not new.

Along with bias-related issues, there are other factors that contribute to this unsettling reality, such as lack of access to healthcare, the spread of pandemic and vaccine related misinformation, and living conditions.

It’s extremely important that we have…


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Advising and consulting in family enterprises is a historically male-dominated field. As more women have been joining the field and making strides, it is becoming clear that not just men can be the movers and shakers of family business advising. In fact, women can have unique perspectives that allow them to set their clients up for the most success.

Family Business published an article celebrating women in advising and consulting positions.

They noted that the women featured in the article were, “highly respected women family business center directors and consultants/advisors.” …


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Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash
Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

A great idea it just a great idea until it is put into action and actively pursued until it becomes a reality.

One can vet pain points, do the research, find the idea or product they are taking to the market, but they have to have the perseverance to follow through to make their innovations come to reality. This requires a strong sense focus and discipline.

All successful innovators are highly disciplined.

Lorraine Marchand, an expert in marketing technologies, sat down with fellow entrepreneur Jabril Bensedrine to discuss the importance of discipline in the process of bringing a product to…


In today’s over-crowded digital context, surprising customers in an impactful way has become a harder task. In the search for new ways to reach customers and prospects, traditional marketing approaches such as direct mail are valuable brand recognition boosters.

This has certainly allowed Mansur Gavriel to reestablish not only strong connectivity with customers, but also engagement, which is reflected by good online conversion rates.

Isabelle Fevrier, Chief Executive at Mansur Gavriel noted that, “digital is so fast that we were missing the ability to talk about our brand, what we care about and what we stand for. …


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“Actualizing potential is a path to a better world.”

In our professional and life contexts, we strive for success but it can be hard to understand what success looks like all the time. LionPoint Coaching’s founder Doug Pardo reframes this conversation to speak more about what it means to “actualize potential.” By saying potential, we recognize that we are capable of accomplishing our goals and it is just a matter of creating the right culture and team to get there.

Actualizing our own potential is also inherently linked to the potential of others. Our success depends and bolsters the success…


Tonie Leatherberry

The Equity Imperative, is a document with the goal to create better understanding, getting a deeper insight, and working toward racial equity.
I’m excited about this last collaboration with my Deloitte colleagues prior to retirement. Thanks to Janet Foutty, Chair, Deloitte US for her leadership

The document is comprised of three sections. The first acknowledges the legacies and realities of racism in America. The second imagines various potential futures for racial equity in the United States for the next decade. Finally, the third suggests specific steps that leaders can take to promote more equitable outcomes in their organizations, and society…


I was featured on ABC to CEO’s podcast that aims to inspire and encourage young women to become leaders and CEOs. I share advice with young women on the different types of advisers that you will need along your professional journey.

“Throughout your career, you need three types of individuals who can help you succeed: coaches, mentors, and sponsors.

“The simplest way to distinguish between them is as follows:

“Coaches speak TO you. They tell you what you need to do to become stronger.


Stephanie Ackler — Best-In-State Wealth Advisors
Stephanie Ackler — Best-In-State Wealth Advisors
Stephanie Ackler - Best-In-State Wealth Advisors

Forbes recently published their 2021 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors. These advisors are selectively chosen based upon a high level of expertise and a proven track record in the industry.

“Our 2021 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list spotlights more than 5,000 advisors, nominated by their firms — then researched, interviewed and assigned a ranking by SHOOK Research. The wealth advisors on our 2021 list manage more than $6 trillion in client assets. Among those selected for this year’s list are a second generation advisor, a former fashion model turned top advisor, an advisor with a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology, and an…


Jay L. Moss — Results-Oriented Relationship Builder
Jay L. Moss — Results-Oriented Relationship Builder
Jay L. Moss - Results-Oriented Relationship Builder

As someone who has been marketing homes to owners for over 30 years, Jay Moss recently made a major shift of focus. A progressive thinker, Jay has always stayed ahead of the curve with his intricate understanding of real estate trends. With various factors affecting people’s preference whether to buy or to rent, Jay saw that single-family rentals were going to be the next big thing.

We are in conversation with Jay to discuss his insights into the homebuilding industry, and where he saw new opportunities arise.

Jay, you have lived through quite some challenging periods during your career. The…

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