By: Meiko Takayama, Founder and CEO of Advancing Women Executives After 17 years as the primary caregiver in our home, my husband went ‘back to work’ this summer. When he accepted the offer, we sat down and, among the many conversations, had to discuss the logistics of after-school pick-up for our kids. We’re lucky, though. ..continue reading?
We asked executives in our Leader Program for a piece of advice they wish they had received at the start of their career and we’re thrilled to be passing on the knowledge in this bi-weekly series, I Wish I’d Known.
In light of #NationalBossDay we sat down with our boss, Meiko Takayama, Founder and CEO of AWE to talk to her about her journey to the top. Did you always want to be a boss? I became a boss because I saw a need in the market and very naively said to myself, “If I ..continue reading?
AWE Leader, Denise Hartmann: The Magic of an Honest OOO Message, Summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro, and Owning Your Power
By: Jasmine Pierik Denise (left) and her colleague (right) at the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro holding the BASF placard. This past July, our Managing Director, East Coast, Yael Utt sent an email to Detroit-based New York AWE Leader, Denise Hartmann, Vice President, Business Management, Dispersions, Resins, and Additives, North America at BASF and received this ..continue reading?
This past July, New York AWE Leader, Kim Davis, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at NFP, was interviewed by Jilea Hemmings, CEO & Co-Founder of Best Tyme, who asked Kim to share how and why increased diversity can raise a company’s bottom line. Kim leads a team that creates, implements, and supports NFP’s administrative and strategic employee programs, in ..continue reading?
Women’s Audio Mission (WAM) is amplifying the voices of young girls and giving them the tools they need to become the innovators of tomorrow. The nonprofit that uses music and media to attract over 1,500 underserved women and girls to STEM and creative technology studies. San Francisco AWE Leader, Nancy Valente, Vice President, Global Product ..continue reading?
On July 12th, AWE New York Leader, Judy Jackson, Global Chief Talent Officer at Wunderman, moderated a fantastic panel, called Achieving Liftoff: Leveraging the Power of Diversity and Inclusion to Boost Your Brand at the Ace Hotel New York. Among the four panelists was AWE Emeritus Leader Cathy Gutierrez, Senior Human Resources Executive and AWE ..continue reading?
Each year AWE commits a day to giving back to our communities. In past years we’ve all gathered in Los Angeles and volunteered with The Downtown Women’s Center, Los Angeles Family Housing, and Enrich LA. This year each team stayed within their respective regions to have an even greater footprint. The New York cohort spent ..continue reading?