Executive Women’s Network

Executive Women’s Network

“You have to know what sparks the light in you, so that you in your own way, can illuminate the world”

~ Oprah Winfrey

Executive Women’s News and Views

I have been happy to see that the IT industry leaders are starting to organize to uplift women in C level leadership. On of our regular interest panels is the ITSMF Panel discussion for women in Leadership IT Service Management Forum Women in Leadership panel is being organized now to discuss current ideas.

The world has changed in 18 months. Employees have changed their approach to work-life balance and the relative importance of being in an office setting versus a home office setting. It’s clear that people have been changed by the pandemic and have higher expectations of their employer to align with their values, enable work-life blend and positively contribute to our communities.” 

~ Forbes Magazine: The Job Market is Hot – Scott Gutz, chief executive officer, Monster

Leadership Effectiveness and Advantage:

Forbes Magazines positive articles by Career Subject Matter Expert leader, Tracy Brower reports that “Now is the time to build your career, while the job market is hot!.

  • 31% of employers are offering increased wages (ManpowerGroup).
  • 39% of employers are offering more flexible working schedules and 28% are offering more flexible working locations. ManpowerGroup).
  • 69% of employees who don’t work remote today would switch jobs if a new job offered remote work. (Monster)

A recent meta-analysis from Florida International University found no difference between women and men, in perceived leadership effectiveness. During the pandemic, McKinsey & Company and Leanin.org finds women outperform men in the following areas:

Improving C Suite Representation:

CIO Insight has been trending promotion of women in the C level roles. Korn Ferry found that Women before Covid, had made modest gains, from 16-18% with the best opportunity in the financial and energy sectors with 25 and 21% of C Level Suite Jobs respectively.

TechCrunch published a great article about the need to invest in Women in Tech Founders. So what does it take to develop Women in Tech Founders and to promote women into C Level Leadership ranks?

World Talent Economy Forum: Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

Sharif Udden Ahmed Rana (Ph.D, MBA) is Moderator and Malaysia President, World Talent Economy Forum (WTEF)

What a great event he organized to bring together women’s focus on how to empower opportunity for professional women worldwide, from the entertainment and movie industry, in education, finance, STEM/IT Services.

Women make up 52% of support roles, compared to that of men making up 48% of Support Role contribution. We need greater education to empower to women. Advancing the ranks as a woman, you begin to observe the real disparity at the advancing management levels:

  • Manager, 89% men, 11% women
  • Senior Management, 92% men, 8% women
  • Directors of Research for example: 90% men, 8% women
  • Chief Information Officers: 92% men, 8% women


What professional development would create better connection for executive women?

What networks do you recommend?

Any courses, groups or authors you like?

What can we do to chart a course for ourselves and our business objectives to lead authentically, create opportunity, and innovate in a way that charts new courses, new jobs, and new business solutions for our present and the future?

Women in Business Links


5 companies committed to women in the workforce

5 ways- business gender equity

6 Strategies for Female Managers

10 Essential Self-Leadership Skills for 21st Century Women

10 Great LinkedIn Networks for Working Moms

10 Skills of an ITSM Manager

25 Jobs for People with No Degree

28 Companies invested in Women@Work

50 Companies Hiring Flex work

75 Best Large Workplaces for Women


Act Like the Leader you want to be (Stanford Business)

America’s Best Employers For Women 2021 (Forbes)

Ascend Women in Leadership: Twitter CISO, Rinki Sethi

Businesses with work life balance

Business Analyst Job Requirements

CIO Career Cheat Sheet (Tech Republic)


Executive Presence for Women in Leadership at Google

Executive Women in Tech

Female Climate Entrepreneurs

Forbes Best Employers For Women 2021

Fortune 75 Best Large Workplaces for Women


Great Resignation: Leadership

Harvard Business Review: Adding Women to the C Suite

How to Help a Friend Find a Job

How Women become a Manager


Jobs n Career Success News

Judgement Calls and Leadership (Harvard Business Review)

Leadership Advancement for Women (Rutgers)

LinkedIn Top 50 Most Impactful Connections


Negotiation: Getting What You Want

Pandemic – Women /Leadership

Portfolio Manager – 9 Key Success Skills

Power and Influence (Stanford)

Public Relations CEO, Karen Swim Success Profile


Senior Manager to Director Advancement Strategic Vision


Top C Suite Executive Management Skills (Wharton)

Top US Companies for Diversity and Inclusion in the workforce

Transitioning from Manager to Successful Executive Leader

Using LinkedIn #OpenToWork


Women Leaders Organizational Change (Harvard Business School)

Women’s Empowerment Network (overcoming adversity)

Women’s Leadership Foundation

Women in Technology (Washington DC Area)

Women Political Leaders

World Economic Forum: Closing the Gender Gap Accelerators

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