Originally posted by Pamela Paton, Financial Services Executive and former Common Impact Board Member
Over the past few days we've talked a lot about ways in which companies and nonprofits can work together to close the leadership gap. But, many of you may be wondering what that looks like on the individual level. We're excited to share a blog post from one of our former Board Members on her perspective of what it takes to be a successful leader.
We're inspired by the momentum of International Women's Day yesterday and eager to keep the conversation going. Today we're bringing back a few key ways that all sectors can work together to close the gender gap - specifically through skills-based volunteering initiatives.
With tremendous global activism for women's equality, there is now, more than ever, a strong momentum to close the gender gap. At Common Impact, we recognize the need for gender parity across all sectors and are consistently working to hone our unique model of social impact to design programs that both engage and develop female leaders at all levels of their careers. It has been proven time and time again that gender-balanced teams deliver better and more sustainable performance and that companies with more gender-balanced leadership teams out-perform those with less.
Starting in the fall of 2017, Gildan launched a women’s leadership series featuring inspirational and empowering stories shared by successful women. These sessions were designed to foster the development of Gildan’s employees, but even more importantly to emphasize women’s unique and important place in society.
Between being the Senior Director on Gensuite’s Customer Services and Development team, innovating environment-saving applications, heading the company’s largest event of the year and spending time with her son and husband, Amanda Petzinger has learned how to balance work and home life while exceling in her career. How does she do it? As part of NAEM's Women's Leadership profile series, we spoke with Amanda to learn more about her approach to creating a rewarding career.
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