Perhaps it is time to take a sober second look at the promise of diversity. Perhaps it’s time for us to revisit why we are doing this.

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I believe the single greatest quality great women leaders all shared was self-confidence. Confident, effective women leaders are willing to stand out from the crowd and take risks to make their mark. They often have strong networks of influencers who help them get things done. Knowing people who have power can be a confidence builder for women leaders.

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Danja Frech, Head of Diversity for adidas, Germany, weighs in on the biggest issues for global diversity in 2012 at the sports retail giant

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Widely known for her appearances on In Living Color with her famous brothers, actress Kim Wayans has ventured into the world of children’s books within the past few years. Her series, Amy Hodgepodge, focuses on the trials and tribulations of an ethnically-diverse 10-year old, Amy. Damian Johnson spoke with Wayans and husband Kevin Knotts, who co-writes the series with her.

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When one thinks of Girl Scouts, one may think of Thin Mints, overnight camps, and sashes and uniforms. But Girl Scouts is much more than that. The female-centered organization is one of the largest and most successful non-profit organizations in the U.S., and responsible for the development of young girls as early as age five.

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Leadership Spotlight: Bonnie Apodaca, Director, Business Management Operations Sandia National Laboratories

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Q&A with Leah Brown, A-10 CEO

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PDJ talks with Leah Brown, CEO, A-10. A10 Clinical Solutions helps its clients get their life-saving, innovative, investigational new drugs to market faster and safer by the quality management of critical clinical trials.

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Since the Women’s Rights Movement in the 1970s, women have come a long way in their pursuit of equal rights. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 1975, 39.6% of the employed population were women; by 2011, that number had risen to 47.2 percent. The rate of women working has also grown since the 70s. In the 1970s, 43.3 percent of American women participated in the workforce and in 2010 that number had increased to 59.7 percent.

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Amanda H. Goodson – Raytheon

African-American Heritage Month

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Bianca Bailey grew up poverty-stricken and homeless in Dallas, Texas. Through a family friend, her single father was introduced to Girls Inc.

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