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Women "Firsts" Are Shattering Stereotypes And Boldly Moving Forward

On Dec 20, 2022 7:42:51 PM

/ Andrew Simon

Categories: Andrew Simon, women in business, women leaders, rethinking women in business, Rethinking Women

In the NFL, women are finally breaking through

In February of last year, there was an article in The New York Times entitled, “These Women Were N.F.L. ‘Firsts.’ They’re Eager for Company.” It discusses the many “firsts” in the NFL from team CEO (Amy Trask of the Oakland Raiders) to coaches (Maral Javadifar, an assistant strength and conditioning coach, and Lori Locust, a defensive-line assistant, both for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) to referee (Sarah Thomas who officiated the 2021 Super Bowl) to the front office (Callie Brownson, chief of staff for the Cleveland Browns).

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A New Era Has Begun!!! Finally, Women Have A Seat At The Table, Even In Football

On Dec 20, 2022 7:31:24 PM

/ Andrew Simon

Categories: Andrew Simon, women in business, women leaders, rethinking women in business, Rethinking Women

In January of 2021, there was big news concerning the NFL’s Super Bowl. Sarah Thomas — the first woman to officiate a major college football game, the first to officiate a bowl game, the first to officiate in a Big Ten stadium, the first full-time female official in NFL history and the first to officiate an NFL playoff game — was named to the referee crew for the 2021 Super Bowl, having officiated NFL games since 2015.

Talk about a glass ceiling being smashed! This put a woman squarely in the arena of what has traditionally been a men-only sport.

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Refusing To Be Held Back, Women Are Proving They Can Do Jobs Once Reserved For Men

On Dec 20, 2022 11:07:27 AM

/ Andrew Simon

Categories: Andrew Simon, women leaders, rethinking women in business, Rethinking Women


In soccer. In football. In basketball. Now in ski patrols. More and more, women today are breaking barriers and smashing glass ceilings in fields that traditionally have been men-only, not just in sports but across all disciplines: business, politics, medicine, law, tech...the list goes on.

Are men changing as well as women?

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“Girl, You Have To Get Your Power Back” — The WBC Action For Impact Summit

On Oct 4, 2022 6:00:00 AM

/ Andrea Simon

Categories: Culture Change, women in business, women entrepreneurs, business culture, women leaders, rethinking women in business, Rethinking Women

WOW! That's how I sum up the 4th Annual Women Business Collaborative (WBC) Action for Impact Summit which took place September 21 and 22. Over the two days, I was amazed at the quality of the speakers and panels, and the excitement and energy that were so evident. From using data to achieve DEI, to rethinking your hiring, to “The Talent War is over and talent has won,” there was so much to absorb and apply to your business, your career, your life. If you missed it, the links to all the talks are below. Enjoy, and please share.

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A Great Day For Women In Business To Learn How To Be Better Leaders

On Jun 7, 2022 12:54:24 PM

/ Andrea Simon

Categories: corporate anthropologist, women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders, rethinking women in business, Rethinking Women

Recently I had the great honor to be the keynote speaker at the MLive 2022 Women’s Summit in Detroit, MI. It was a wonderful experience and a true joy to be surrounded by a room full of bright, energized women entrepreneurs eager to learn and achieve and break down barriers in their lives, both professionally and personally. The title of my talk was "Leading Forward," because I feel that is so important today — encouraging women leaders, particularly women in business, to boldly pursue the best that they can be. You can watch and listen to my address here.

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Rethink, My Second Book, Wins Axiom Bronze Award For Best Women In Business Book

On Jun 2, 2022 6:00:00 AM

/ Andrea Simon

Categories: corporate anthropologist, Corporate Anthropology, women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders, rethinking women in business, Rethinking Women

I am thrilled and honored that my book, Rethink: Smashing The Myths of Women in Business, was recently given the bronze award for Best Women in Business Book by Axiom Business Book Awards. (My first book, On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights, also won Axiom's bronze award.) Presented in 23 business categories, these prestigious and competitive awards serve as the premier list to help readers discover new and innovative works, says Axiom. Previous medalists include Nobel laureate Robert Shiller, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize winner Doris Kearns Goodwin. So I'm in good company.

11,000 business books are published each year. Why was mine honored?

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The Future Of Work: 5 Most Important Trends To Watch

On May 4, 2022 9:38:59 AM

/ Andrea Simon

Categories: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders, rethinking women in business

If I had to choose a catchphrase for the world of work today, it would be a mashup of Back To The Future and The Fast And The Furious. It's not hard to see that the changes of tomorrow are coming fast (in many cases, they're already here), disrupting everything we thought we knew. For both employers and employees, the pandemic was the catalytic moment that transformed where and how we work, but the trends were there beforehand. I was recently interviewed on this topic by Authority magazine for its interview series, “Preparing For The Future Of Work,” and I shared my observations and predictions about the trends I'm seeing out in the field. I discuss many of them below, and you can read the entire interview here.

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