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Woman Leader Up Close – Rita DeFilippo

2017-03-29T17:52:41+00:00 Uncategorized|

HOW RITA DEFILIPPO BLAZES HER OWN TRAIL   Rita DeFilippo, Regional Vice President at Salesforce in the Public Sector Division In our Woman Leader Up Close column we interview successful women in senior roles about their path to leadership. Rita DeFilippo is a Regional Vice President at [...]

Woman Leader Up Close – March 2017

2017-03-17T02:51:26+00:00 Blog, leadership|

HEIDI WILLIAMS' 3 LOVES: PRODUCTS, PLATFORMS AND PEOPLE Heidi Williams, VP of Engineering at Box In our Woman Leader Up Close column we interview successful women in senior roles about their path to leadership. Heidi Williams is the VP of Platform Engineering at Box, the Redwood City headquartered [...]

Conflict: The Leadership Skill Nobody Talks About

2016-12-06T10:42:33+00:00 Blog, Communication, Feature, leadership|

Conflict is an undeniable part of working in an organization. Unfortunately, many of us are in denial about this, and lack the skills to successfully navigate conflict. Why? Because we are misguided by three key myths. MYTH #1: Conflict is dysfunctional. Wherever you bring together people, whether in a family, in a marriage or [...]

 4 Suggestions On What It REALLY Means To Act Like An Owner 

2016-11-23T10:50:21+00:00 Blog, leadership|

Whether your company is privately or publicly held, as an executive leader you are held accountable by the owners of the company, whether those are the original founders, a set of VC companies, or public shareholders. They have mandated you to lead their company on their behalf, and as such they want you to [...]

Who controls your professional development?

2016-11-17T12:10:14+00:00 Blog, Professional Development|

In our work with professional women we have encountered some key issues that seem to hold women leaders back from getting the professional development support they want and need. So we hope this post may go a little way towards helping some of you get unstuck and get the development you want and need [...]

Five Practices That Took Me From Ballerina To The C-Suite

2016-11-17T12:12:09+00:00 Blog, leadership, Professional Development|

I wasn’t one of those girls who dreamt of being a ballerina since she was a little girl. I was more of a tomboy – an energetic child who loved racing my bike (two white spots on my front teeth are lasting proof of what can happen when speed trumps skill) and building tree [...]

A Map of the Hurdles to Female Leadership (Part 1)

2016-11-17T11:22:05+00:00 Blog, leadership|

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” – Sun Tzu During the [...]

Women on Boards – All You Need To Know To Get That Board Seat

2016-11-17T12:13:12+00:00 Blog, Feature, Professional Development, Women on Boards|

Coinciding with the US State of Women summit at the White House on Tuesday, June 14th, several reports were published about the still dire state of women on corporate boards. According to a new report by nonprofit Catalyst and EY, men held more than 80% of all S&P 500 board seats in 2015. In fact, if we measure [...]

“Thank You” Helps You Strengthen Your Business Relationships & Express Your Personal Brand

2016-04-05T15:52:33+00:00 Blog, Communication|

As soon as Michu Benaim from WeAreInHouse had designed our brand identity, she asked whether I needed business cards. However, the first thing I wanted her to design for SharpAlice were our thank you note cards. You see, we are firm believers that in business good manners coincide with good business practices. To us a [...]