HR Leaders: When the Best Planning Leaves Someone Out

October 21, 2015 by Bonnie D. Graham

The buzz: It’s your party.  [ref: Lesley Gore’s song “It’s My Party” 1963]

Who’s invited, matters.

Who’s left out matters, too.

We’re talking about women in STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, Math] and anyone in your employee pool who thinks or acts differently from “the norm.”

The lack of women in top leadership is disappointing for them as well as for the talent opportunities you may be missing due to lack of inclusion.

Key question: How will you change your organizational, company and/or country culture to take advantage of “invisible” talent that may not be obvious to your decision makers?

Go on. Take a chance. It may become your best strategy yet.

The experts speak.

Sharon Cook, hyperCision: “A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are for. Sail out to sea and do new things.” (Rear Admiral Grace Hopper)

Jackie Ato, SuccessFactors: “An enterprise that is constantly exploring new horizons is likely to have a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining talent.” (Gary Hamel)

Sherryanne Meyer, ASUG: “Warner: ‘You got into Harvard Law?’ Elle: ‘What? Like, it’s hard?’” (Legally Blonde, 2001 film)

Join us for When the Best Planning Leaves Someone Out.

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