Recruiting To Build EVs – Telva McGruder, General Motors Chief Diversity Officer

“It takes work and it takes commitment to really screen in versus screen out….We are approaching this in many ways…We don’t simply need an electrical engineer or a mechanical engineer, or a person with a computer science degree. What are the skills that we’re looking for? What are the interests that we need in the… Continue reading Recruiting To Build EVs – Telva McGruder, General Motors Chief Diversity Officer

Can You Measure Kindness? – Erin Michelson, Summery and Kind Quiz

“Values by and large don’t really change…What changes is your behavior around your values.” Can we measure kindness? Take our Green Connections Kind Quiz Listen to this fascinating interview with Erin Michelson, CEO and Founder of Summery, a data analytics company focused on measuring employee kindness and social values, on Green Connections Radio podcast with… Continue reading Can You Measure Kindness? – Erin Michelson, Summery and Kind Quiz

Recruiting Innovative Talent for STEM – Barbara Whye, VP of HR and Diversity Chief at Intel

What do we need to know to recruit, retain and promote innovative talent? What do we need to look for in a potential employer if we ARE innovative talent? Listen to Barbara Whye, Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Intel — one of the most innovative and high-regarded companies in the world — in this engaging interview with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.

The Enthusiasm Gap Between Men & Women – Kristin Haffert, Mine The Gap

“You have to take a long-term view, which means you may need to invest more up front in order to give people the flexibility or better benefits, and the returns we know we get with a more diverse workforce are greater innovation, we get an improved bottom line.” Kristin Haffert One of the ways that… Continue reading The Enthusiasm Gap Between Men & Women – Kristin Haffert, Mine The Gap

New Year, New Workforce – Mary Lee Gannon, Healthcare CEO & Executive Coach

“We have more generations in the workforce than ever before and their life experiences are very different….Look at the other person as a peer.” Mary Lee Gannon You probably visited with people of all ages over the holidays, and today you have the same variety in the workplace  – and it’s both a gift, because… Continue reading New Year, New Workforce – Mary Lee Gannon, Healthcare CEO & Executive Coach

Functional Office Politics – Jennifer Wisdom, Psychologist, Author & Coach

“You are not crazy. So, if you’re talking to someone who makes you feel crazy, that’s probably something with that other person. If you’re working with someone who make you feel like you’re not good enough, there’s something else going on.” Jennifer Wisdom We all have office politics to deal with, even if you own… Continue reading Functional Office Politics – Jennifer Wisdom, Psychologist, Author & Coach

Study: What Motivates Women To Be Leaders? – Maggi Reiss, IDS Publishing

With women still only 7.4% of the Fortune 500 CEOs, executives, recruiters, and advocates are wondering what needs to happen for more women to ascend to those roles. A brand new study conducted by Green Connections Media (GCM) and IDS Publishing may provide some answers, especially for those in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math). Called the Reiss Motivational Profile (“RMP”), it “helps people to…think about what they really want out of life, what’s really important to them,” Maggi Reiss explained. Listen to this fascinating interview with Maggi about what motivates women to be leaders, high-achievers.

Study: What Motivates Women To Be Leaders? – Maggi Reiss, IDS Publishing

With women still only 7.4% of the Fortune 500 CEOs, executives, recruiters, and advocates are wondering what needs to happen for more women to ascend to those roles. A brand new study conducted by Green Connections Media (GCM) and IDS Publishing may provide some answers, especially for those in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math). Called the Reiss Motivational Profile (“RMP”), it “helps people to…think about what they really want out of life, what’s really important to them,” Maggi Reiss explained. Listen to this fascinating interview with Maggi about what motivates women to be leaders, high-achievers.

Advancing Women in STEM – Telle Whitney, Diversity Expert, Founder, Largest Women in Tech Conference

“The companies that have really made a commitment to creating change, they look at the ways promotions are decided, because often it’s very ad hoc….and consciously or unconsciously, the managers, who are primarily men, just don’t see the characteristics (in women) that they believe you need in order to advance.” Telle Whitney on Green Connections Radio podcast. Pursuing a career in STEM requires investing many years in education and dedication, so why do women leave these fields so often? How can we attract, retain and promote more women in STEM into leadership? Listen to Telle Whitney, diversity expert, former long-time CEO of the Anita Borg Institute and founder of the famed Grace Hopper Conference in this insightful interview with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson. She provides valuable career advice too.

Hire The Outliers: What Else We Can Learn From Megan Rapinoe

What if U.S. Women’s Soccer had not hired Rapinoe because she was just too “different”? Would they still be repeat World Cup Champions?
In a recent Boston Consulting Group survey of senior executives, 76% “listed innovation as a ‘top-three’ strategic priority—the highest level in the survey’s history,” which goes back to 2004.  And yet, “77% of CEOs find it difficult to get the creativity and innovation skills they need,” according to a recent PwC survey. Why the disconnect? They keep hiring the wrong people!