Speed Read

  • When women are the “only” or the “first” – as Michelle Obama was in many instances – they’re likely to have a significantly worse experience than women who work with other women. We can all take steps to encourage a critical mass of women in functional and leadership teams
  • Sponsors who “waved her forward” have been invaluable to Michelle Obama’s success
  • We all have a responsibility to “widen the pathway for who belongs and why”

The start of the year is a natural time to reflect on and reset diversity and inclusion strategies, and we’ve found plenty of inspiration from Michelle Obama’s bestselling memoir, Becoming.

While it might not make traditional C-suite reading lists, we think there are many important personal insights and practical strategies to help make our workplaces fairer and more inclusive. That’s what we want to accelerate at Future Women Academy.

We’re for more diverse and inclusive cultures

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