A Post-Maternity-Leave Trifecta: A Goal, Grit & Moments of Kindness

Kris Torres recently tagged us in a post that got more traffic she than expected, well over four thousand views. She was just back from maternity leave when she wrote it, after attending the WorkHuman conference. Many women ratchet back their careers after a second baby; but Kris was in the thick of things, pushing that stroller, smiling at her little boy baby, and soaking in the conference.

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Catherine Flavin
WorkHuman: Inspiring Engagement & Inclusion

Cool people were not only on the stages at WorkHuman; they are in the seats next to you. Never one to let a wise person go by without inquiry, I have been asking leaders I met there what they are doing with the content and insight gained at the conference. Steven Urban of Accenture, whose very good company I enjoyed over dinner — and whose friendship I plan to enjoy from here on out — was kind enough to indulge my curiosity and comment on what he is taking back to work. 

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Catherine Flavin
Here's Why International Women’s Day NYC at IBM Was Awesome*

Progress, positive results, and personal stories are a powerful antidotes to complacency. All of those were embodied at IBM’s International Women’s Day NYC event. The organizers advanced very real human and business challenges by assembling “positive outliers” – the businesses who make diversity a priority and the gains they get from that, leaders who shine at building and leading diverse teams, diverse exemplars who are thriving at IBM, and our LeaderMom work.

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Catherine Flavin