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Get your brave on

Get your brave on

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Mary Schaefer, today’s guest author, is a coach, trainer and consultant who works with leaders, managers and business owners—particularly those who need a manager-employee communication breakthrough or to create a positive, functional work environment. Mary’s mission is to create work cultures where organizations and human beings can both thrive. Mary holds a Master’s degree in HR and is one the the co-authors of The Character-Based Leader. You can connect with Mary on Twitter (@MarySchaefer) or through her website. #7 in an 8-part series.


“What’s it going to take?”  This is the question posed to me and other compatriots by my colleague, Jane Perdue.  What is it going to take to remedy the situations related to these questions?

 “Do you ever wonder what women, men and society need to do so that…

  • The contributions of all genders and races are called out regularly without the need for a calendar event?
  • Women and persons of color are designated as a doctor, not “a woman doctor;” as a scientist, not “a Latino scientist,” etc.?
  • Special designations aren’t needed in announcements, e.g.:  the first woman to lead the federal reserve, the first female best director Academy Award winner, the first African American female flight crew, etc.