GC4W Women in Leadership

Nicole Jeter West Is Leading Change On Social Impact Investing

Nicole Jeter West Is Leading Change On Social Impact Investing By Cheryl Robinson In the past five years, there’s been an emphasis on increasing the percentage of funding for women and BIPOC-owned businesses. Not that it hasn’t come with a struggle. According to Fundera, out of the 12.3 million women-owned businesses in the U.S., women receive just 7% of venture funds for…

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Motherhood & Careers: Top Executives On Mastering Both

Motherhood & Careers: Top Executives On Mastering Both By Jane Hanson Five impactful women from the retail, beauty, finance and media industries were honored this week at the 44th annual Outstanding Mother Awards. The women were celebrated for mastering the “struggle with the juggle,” successfully balancing highly influential careers with the daily demands and rewards of motherhood, family and community. Proceeds…

The Future of the Workplace: Employee Autonomy

The Future of the Workplace: Employee Autonomy By Janice Perkins, GC4W Thought Leadership Contributor One of the biggest lessons in the workplace through the pandemic was that people will do their jobs from home when you are not watching over their shoulders. Shocking to many bosses was the idea that people are self-motivated and will work without prodding or watching.…

PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi On Compassionate Leadership

PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi On Compassionate Leadership By Jane Hanson Earlier this week I took the stage before 450 executive women from leading brands and retailers. But the women weren’t there to see me. The attendees at this year’s Women in Retail Leadership Summit filled the ballroom to hear the keynote interview with none other than the queen of “pop” herself, PepsiCo’s Indra…

National Geographic Society’s First Female CEO On Inclusivity

National Geographic Society’s First Female CEO On Inclusivity By Marianne Schnall In 2020, the National Geographic Society appointed Jill Tiefenthaler as CEO—the first woman to hold this position in the organization’s 134-year history. Now she is forging a new path for women and other underrepresented voices at the Society and bolstering how it shapes the narrative on some of the world’s most…

How Bloom Founder Avery Francis Builds Inclusive Workplaces

How Bloom Founder Avery Francis Builds Inclusive Workplaces By Pauleanna Reid Thanks in part to the global stage of social media, conversations on race, identity and politics are more amplified today than ever before. Among the slew of other race-based tragedies to make headlines in recent years, the George Floyd protests of 2020 had casual Instagram users and big brands…