Last month we celebrated all manner of Black Excellence in honor of Black History Month and reminded ourselves of the power of representation, remembering, recognition, and research. Those same things matter as we celebrate and reflect on Women’s History this month. You can find plenty of things to learn about, uplift, and celebrate in this month’s issue, but the last week served up another reminder that recalling the past also gives us an opportunity for reckoning with the realities of lived experience that get kept behind a veil when “history is written by the conquerors.”
What We’re Listening To: Moving from Surviving to Thriving by Tuning Your Leadership “Instrument” with Jennifer Simpson
Moving from surviving to thriving is sometimes easier said than done. In this episode, Adam Torres and Jennifer Simpson, CEO at Integrated Work, explore what it takes to thrive in today’s economy.
As a woman-owned and women-led organization, at Integrated Work, we strongly believe and advocate for a world where women feel safe, empowered, and have the same opportunity as everyone else to thrive and be successful. We will continue to support women’s rights, equity, and empowering other women. There’s so much to be done, and we’re in it for the long haul.
Integrated Work is delighted to welcome three new staff members to our team! Asra Riaz, Mikayla Branz, and Nick Delgado joined us recently, and we couldn’t be more grateful to have more wonderful people accompany us on our journey. Here’s a little more about why we love them…
My hope is in approaching myself and others with compassion, saying “no” when I need to, and being open to hearing “no” from others can be a starting point for seeking ways to adjust our culture. My hope is that we come to value each other too much to ever want anyone to harm themselves to give us a yes answer. As leaders, it’s up to us to make room for ourselves and each other to be human.
Take a moment to populate your thoughts with the women who have mattered deeply to you;
the women who’ve occupied the personal, professional, and mental spaces throughout your life —
see their faces, say their names, feel their impact. Here are ways to acknowledge how these women have elevated your life by seeking to uplift them in return.
Spring is here and our team is excited to share some of the books that we love. We hope that these books inspire you as well!
Why is change so difficult? Whenever we ask our clients to tell us how they react to change, their answers typically include more anxiety and concern than excitement and hope. Even a “good” change, like getting a promotion or moving to a lovely new home, can cause stress and anxiety, partly because when we make any kind of change, we cannot be fully sure of how our circumstances will be impacted. As great change leaders, a big part of our job is to help allay the fears of those we are asking to change. At Integrated Work, we call this the 4D Model of Change Leadership: Design, Develop, Delegate and Do.
As we celebrate Black History Month this February, I want to share why this time is so important to me, as a human who lives in a cis-gender, white-skinned body, and as a leader, daughter, sister, and mother…
Peer Roundtable Convenings Support Community Health Centers Achieve Telehealth Excellence and Sustainability
January 22, 2021 marks the launch of an exciting peer learning series for over 75 providers of telehealth training and technical assistant (TTA) to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). The event underscored the richness of information and the power of collaboration when many voices pursuing a singular goal come together, in this case, to support FQHCs to more effectively implement telehealth.
Integrated Work is excited to be partnering with the Center for Nature and Leadership (CNL), a leadership incubator and national community of women designed to translate personal expertise and insight into impact for communities and organizations across the world.
Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is not only the “right” thing to do, it also makes smart business sense! Here are a few studies that illustrate how companies who invest in DEI improve performance…
To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.