Dr. Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace

The Iconic Jane Goodall Shares Her Winning Strategies for Creating Change

Jane Goodall’s unique style—which has been described as “genteel but impossibly difficult”—has served her well over six decades of groundbreaking work. From revolutionizing the world of science at the age of 26, despite having only attended a secretarial school, to continuing to teach a new generation of conservation leaders across the globe at the age […]

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black business woman fatigued while at work

It’s Time to Talk about Black Fatigue

While leading diversity and inclusion sessions in corporations, Mary-Frances Winters repeatedly heard Millennials say they were exhausted. “I was like, exhausted? How are you exhausted? You’re 30 years old,” recalls Winters, a Baby Boomer and longtime diversity and inclusion leader who spoke in January at the Justice, Equity and Inclusion Speaker Series event, Black Fatigue: […]

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Rachel Cargle

What Real White Allyship Looks Like According to Rachel Cargle

Rachel Cargle is a soft-spoken woman who offers a powerful challenge about what it means to be a white ally in the fight against racial injustice. “Anti-racism,” she says, “cannot rest as a self-improvement space for white women” who do things like read to help them feel better about themselves. Ultimately, she says, real white […]

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Issa Rae

Tips for Being a Successful Entrepreneur and Leader – From Issa Rae

It’s been 10 years since Issa Rae became a sensation with her YouTube series Awkward Black Girl. Since then, Rae has been on the fast-track, proving herself not only a brilliant producer and actress but successful entrepreneur and leader of a growing media conglomerate. The Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated star and creator of the HBO […]

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Charmaine McClarie

An Executive Coach Shares Her Hard-Won Insights into Finding Your Voice, and Strength, in 2020

One truth about tumultuous times like these is that it can be difficult to get a sense of perspective—the kind that allows you to take a bigger view than the day’s headlines and begin to find your voice, your strength, and your role in a changing world. That’s why, this month, we are happy to […]

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Suze Orman Has Some Advice for You: About Money, the Future of Work, and More

In a recent exclusive interview with the Conferences for Women, Suze Orman—America’s best-known financial advisor to women—was characteristically outspoken money, the future of work, and more. Orman, the author of 10 consecutive New York Times bestsellers and winner of two Emmy Awards, recently came out of a short-lived retirement to again advise women about a […]

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Tracy Dumas

3 Ways Employers Can Support Women (and We Can Support Ourselves) Now

It’s no secret that working women are facing unsustainable new challenges this year. Many working mothers have lost access to good childcare. Many working women without children are taking on new eldercare responsibilities. And even those without new caregiving demands are burdened by the fears and loneliness of these times. “Everybody’s lives have been upended. […]

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Michelle J. Howard

Staying Calm In A Crisis: Tips From The Woman Who Faced Down Somali Pirates

When Admiral Michelle J. Howard was 12, she saw a show about people who attended U.S. military academies and realized that was what she wanted to do. “You can’t,” her older brother said. “It’s closed to women.”She thought he was messing with her and went to her mother. “He’s right,” her mom said. “But you’re […]

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