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RECAP: Women in Corp. Leadership Chat - #WomenBiz15

Words by Nick Aster
Leadership & Transparency
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Longtime TriplePundit readers have repeatedly asked us to do more with our Women in CSR series which has been one of our longest running and most popular columns.

With that in mind, this one hour conversation through Twitter was put on in honor of International Women's Day. Shannon Schuyler, Principal, CR leader, PwC and President of The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc., and Connie L. Lindsey, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion, Northern Trust were our special guests.

The Twitter Chat explored ways to foster female leadership and overcome gender inequality in the workplace. The conversation covered topics including obstacles to advancement today, how companies can proactively approach gender diversity on boards, and specific things we can do to foster confidence and leadership skills among girls in school today so that they may become the women leaders of tomorrow. We discussed the role men can play in the workplace to empower their female colleagues, and we also addressed your questions!

SPEAKERS:


  • Shannon Schuyler (@ShannonSchuyler) – principal, CR leader, PwC and president of The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.

  • Connie L. Lindsey (@ConnieLeads) — Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion, Northern Trust
FACILITATORS:

  • Nick Aster (@NickAster) — TriplePundit Founder and Publisher

  • Jen Boynton (@JenBoynton) — TriplePundit Editor-In-Chief
This Storify summary shares insights from Shannon and Connie, as well as highlights from our audience.

Nick Aster

Nick Aster is the founder of TriplePundit. <br /><br />

TriplePundit.com has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place. It was acquired in 2017 by 3BLMedia, the leading news distribution and content marketing company focused on niche topics including sustainability, health, energy, education, philanthropy, community and other social and environmental topics.
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Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He also worked for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.<br /><br />

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

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