Leadership Pipelines

Sponsoring Women to Success

While mentoring is essential for leadership development, it is insufficient for advancing to top levels. Recent research has pointed to a more influential and specific professional relationship: sponsorship. Lately, organizations and the media have given sponsorship widespread attention, but questions abound.


The Myth of the Ideal Worker: Does Doing All The Right Things Really Get Women Ahead?

Catalyst's longitudinal project, The Promise of Future Leadership: A Research Program on Highly Talented Employees in the Pipeline, develops timely reports on the retention and advancement of high potential women and men. The project surveys graduates of leading business schools in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia, with the intent of assessing their career values, goals, and expectations, the developmental opportunities afforded them, and their strategies for managing work and family life. The reports highlight the differences in women's and men's career experiences and satisfaction; some feature perspectives from global leaders and other experts.


Fourth Annual Diversity Summit, Montgomery, AL

As the economic crisis seems to be attenuating somewhat, there is talk again of emerging markets, innovation, market share and talent maanagement. But what are we doing to enhance the skills and engage a multicultural workforce for the 21st century? The Fourth Annual Diversity Summit at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center, Montgomery, AL (September 15, 2011) will seek to create dialogue around issues that are critical to business success.

Presenters represent several business and other sectors and will include NCRW Board Chair Lucie Lapovsky who will be presenting findings from The White House Project's Benchmarking Report. For more information, click here.

Massachusetts Conference for Women


Join Martha Beck, America Ferrera, Marion Jones, and Tory Johnson for the Massachusetts Conference for Women (at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center). The state's largest convention of its kind, it will feature keynote panels as well as a small business boot camp for women entrepreneurs. To receive a special NCRW discount, click here.

Texas Conference for Women

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Join Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, America Ferrera, Rose Mapendo, Cindy McCain, and Lisa Niemi Swayze for the Texas Conference for Women (at the George R. Brown Convention Center). Hosted by Texas First Lady Anita Perry, it will feature keynote panels as well as a small business boot camp for women entrepreneurs. To receive a special NCRW discount, click the pdf below.

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