April Newsletter 2018

Men as Strategic Networking Allies Advancing Women to the C-Suite and the Board of Directors
Can strategic networking help to pave the way for more women in the C-Suite? What about the board? Yes, and Yes! Effective male allies support, advocate for, sponsor, and take actions such as collaborating on key initiatives to help women advance. Given that men - mostly, white men - are at the helm of industry and executive decision making, the conversations about equality, diversity and women's advancement MUST include them.

The Business Case
In 2016, Peterson Institute for International Economics, a non-partisan think tank, published "Is Gender Diversity Profitable? Evidence from a Global Survey." The researchers surveyed 22,000 publicly traded companies in 91 countries and the data showed that female leaders in top positions of corporate management correlate with increased profitability for those companies. The report was
Have an inspirational story to share?
We're looking for success stories -- examples of executive male allies, a fantastic outcome that came as a result of effective networking, or a leadership best practice that has worked for you relative to advancing diversity and inclusion in your workplace. Send your story to info@inspirationzonellc.com and write "Story" in the subject line (maximum word count of 700). If you have one, please include a high resolution photo. If selected, your story will be featured in an upcoming newsletter.
Strategic Networking Workshop
May 23, 2018 | 8:00am – 12:00pm
The Conference Center, Two Heritage Drive Quincy, MA
Registration Closes May 10th
1st try 59894

Inspiration Zone's Strategic Networking Workshop is designed for professionals seeking to build, expand and activate their network for maximum productivity. If you have over seven years of professional business experience and are highly motivated and ready to engage constructively with other talented participants, this workshop is for you! 
Sample participant roles:
  • Sales, Marketing and Business Development professionals

  • Human Resource professionals

  • Employee Resource Group participants and leaders

  • Operations managers and cross-functional team leaders

  • Established small business owners and leaders
Expected Outcomes:
  • Develop your strategic networking action plan and activate the tools required for success

  • Discover hidden barriers that detract from professional advancement

  • Expand your network through active engagement and effective relationship building

  • Understand the levers and tools required for cultivating and managing a highly productive network

Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Services
IZL works directly with senior leaders to create and communicate D&I strategy and plans in ways that resonate with executive teams and associates. We make the complex, simple through articulation of strategic frameworks, effective utilization of your existing resources and integration with business plans.   Read more...
“NHP hired Juliette to do an end-to-end assessment of our diversity and inclusion program. Starting by conducting a stakeholder assessment and heavily engaging with key NHP stakeholders. Juliette did a phenomenal job of identifying NHP’s successes in the diversity and inclusion space, as well as identifying key strategic and tactical opportunities for moving NHP’s agenda forward. We also asked Juliette to be a speaker on a health disparities panel. She clearly demonstrated her deep knowledge, spoke eloquently and was awesome!”
Dave Segal, President & CEO, Neighborhood Health Plan, Boston
How can Inspiration Zone help?

Founded by Juliette C. Mayers, Inspiration Zone offers strategic leadership advisory services for organizations seeking to maximize engagement of  all  employees
and those wishing to motivate and inspire leadership teams. To schedule a free consultation, call ( 617) 328-0953 or email:

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