Sally’s most recent book, How Women Rise, co-authored with coaching legend Marshall Goldsmith, became the top-selling title in its field within a week of publication. It explores the specific habits most likely to get in women’s way as they seek advancement. And it offers powerful practices to help women realize their full potential.
Sally’s previous books include The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership, hailed as a classic and continuously in print since 1990, and The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work, which explores how women’s strategic insights can strengthen their careers and their organizations. The Web of Inclusion: A New Architecture for Building Great Organizations, published in 1995, was cited in The Wall Street Journal as one of the best books on leadership of all time and credited with bringing the language of inclusion into business.
In addition to delivering workshops and keynotes in corporations, partnership firms, universities and associations around the world, Sally has consulted with the UN on building more inclusive country offices in Africa and Asia and led seminars at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Smith College. She is a contributing editor for Strategy + Business magazine and a member of the MG 100 Coaching Network and the New York and International Women’s Forums. She lives in Chatham, NY.
- Leading from the Center of the Web - A Program for Senior Leaders
In this seminar, which can be delivered as a keynote or expanded into a workshop, Sally demonstrates why today’s VUCA environment– volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous– requires leaders who can leverage the power of inclusive webs. Drawing on her influential research for The Web of Inclusion and Thriving in 24/7, as well as work in sectors ranging from security to energy, technology, financial services, health care and the law, Sally shows how three key trends are transforming organizations in the global marketplace, identifies the four essential skills that leaders must cultivate in order to fully engage talent in the new environment and shares actionable practices for developing these skills.
- Visionary, Connected, Intentional & Present: A Workshop for Women Leaders
In this seminar or workshop, Sally offers concrete, actionable practices for women seeking to position themselves for the next level of leadership, strengthen their professional reputation, showcase their talents, increase their capacity to contribute to their organizations and diminish stress. Sally’s work with women leaders around the world has demonstrated that women who sustain power and influence share four characteristics. They are visionary, connected, intentional and present.
- How Women Rise: Keynote and Workshop
Women’s distinctive strengths and behaviors provide them with many advantages. Yet the very habits that help them early in their careers can hold them back as they seek to rise. In this program, Sally draws on her work with #1 ranked executive coach and New York Times best selling author Marshall Goldsmith to help women identify and address the habits most likely to get in their way as they seek to move to a higher level. These habits include: Reluctance to Claim Your Achievements, Expecting Others to Spontaneously Notice and Reward Your Hard Work, Overvaluing Expertise, Building Rather than Leveraging Relationships, Failing to Enlist Allies from Day One, Putting Your Job Before Your Career, The Disease to Please, The Quest to be Perfect, Speaking While Emotional, Minimizing, Ruminating, and Letting Your Radar Distract You. “How Women Rise” can be delivered in formats ranging from a 45 minute keynote to a half or full day seminar. The habits also provide rich material for breakouts or workshops that follow on from a keynote. This program can be adapted for women at every level: entry, mid-career and senior/executive.
- From Diversity to Inclusion
Diversity defines the talent base in organizations today—both demographic diversity and diversity of values. Yet organizations still struggle to engage the best talents of diverse employees in meeting core strategic and business needs. As a result, diversity efforts remain silo’d, internally focused and underleveraged. In this keynote, Sally draws on 17 years of work with diverse teams around the globe to show how organizations can engage the full talents of all employees in meeting marketplace demands by creating the conditions in which inclusive leadership can thrive. Recognizing that inclusion is not an ideal but a practice, she demonstrates how to define, encourage, model, mentor, measure and reward inclusive behaviors. This program is best suited for diversity, inclusion and innovation conferences and employee resource group events.
- Leading in 24/7
The forces driving today’s volatile, complex, and highly pressured 24/7 global marketplace are upending what is required of leaders. changing the requirements of leadership. She presents a comprehensive picture of the forces driving this change and offers actionable ways that participants can use to position their organizations for expanded influence and market success. In this seminar, Sally shows how Drawing on work in sectors ranging from military security to energy innovation, and on case studies for The Web of Inclusion and Thriving in 24/7, Sally shows how five intersecting trends are transforming organizations and helps leaders understand how to act on these insights. Sally outlines the big 24/7 challenges leaders will face in the years ahead. Leading in 24/7 can be delivered as a keynote, workshop or half-day seminar. It can be customized to suit a variety of audiences: corporate, association, educational and non-profit.
- Tapping the Power of The Female Vision
Women’s distinctive vision— the power of what they notice, what they value, how they connect the dots– offers a strong competitive advantage in today’s global marketplace. Yet because women’s ways of seeing have not been recognized or understood, women’s potential to make strategic contributions is rarely fully engaged. In this keynote, Sally draws on insights from two decades of groundbreaking research to help women activate their greatest leadership strength—the power of their vision. And she shows how organizations can use women’s capacity for broad-spectrum notice to gain more information and make more balanced decisions. Using vivid examples, Sally provides a step-by-step blueprint for women seeking to increase their influence and capacity to contribute. Tapping the Power of The Female Vision can be delivered in formats ranging from 45 minute keynote to a half day seminar. The major practices Sally outlines also provide rich material for breakouts or workshops that follow on from a keynote.