Greetings from the Founder Dennis Kennedy

Dennis KennedyThe greatest opportunity one can receive is being given the honor of service to your community. I am proud to be in the role of Chief Executive Officer of the National Women’s Council (NWC), a non-profit organization, dedicated to developing and empowering women of all backgrounds, classes, and ages. The NWC was founded with a vision to be the premier organization for women’s equality. It is my goal to promote economic, political, and workplace equality. The NWC serves to advocate, empower and educate with an eye towards future viability. The workplace environment today is constantly changing.

Celebrating the Legacy of a Male Feminist: Dave Goldberg

Goldberg, 47, died unexpectedly, after sustaining severe head injuries after falling off a treadmill, while on vacation with his family in Mexico. As tributes poured in from Silicon Valley for the accomplished executive, he was remembered fondly not just for his work and humility but also for his unstinting love and support for his wife, Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg.

Gender Diversity in the Boardroom Helps Companies Thrive

The move to improve gender diversity on corporate boards is growing. One of the major reasons for this trend is that a growing body of research has demonstrated a positive link between a company’s performance and the proportion of women serving on its governing body.

Vision to Thrive

This month’s theme inspired me on so many levels. The Oxford Dictionary description of Thrive: (of a child, animal, or plant) is to grow or develop well or vigorously. So, to thrive is in a way to be renewed and grow. Isn’t this true for us at any transition point in our lives whether subtle or abrupt? Think of how our cells regenerate in our body and depending on the type of cell, can take anywhere from 10 hours to 2 years or more to do so. Imagine the possibilities in our personal lives if even our bodies are constantly regenerating. We are presented with endless new options, new life and regeneration. If your body regenerates every few years or so, what kind of regeneration can you do with your thoughts, opportunities and path before you? Remember this the next time you feel stuck.

Women in the Workplace

Much has been written recently about the gender gap in the workplace - both in numbers, particularly at the senior most levels and in wages. The good news is that our research shows that companies that take on the challenge of addressing this gap can drive real improvements over time. We believe there are five areas of focus.


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