Kate Mortenson has worked in news, and migrated her career to social impact and entrepreneurship. She talks about challenges she has faced raising capital being a female fonder whose business is social-justice oriented. Mortenson wanted to go back to her journalism roots and use the power of human stories to shape a better culture, which is why she started iPondr.

A team leader’s leadership style can make all the difference when it comes to a team’s success. A good leader can make or break a team and is imperative to retaining top tier talent, striking a harmonious balance between teammates, and ultimately to the team and business’s success.

Being adaptable is crucial to survival, especially when it comes to business. In order to help your team and business not only survive, but thrive, you may need to rethink leadership for a more modern world.

You’ve certainly heard that hiring a diverse team is important. But having a diverse leadership team can be just as, if not more, important. Diverse leaders bring different perspectives, engage with new clients or new hires, and ensure your team is better equipped to meet a diverse range of employee or client needs.

Many employees are looking to their managers to make work more accessible, and to better meet their needs to keep them for the long term. As a manager, you must be adaptive as things change seemingly overnight. But one way to be a more effective manager in these changing times, no matter what changes get thrown at you, is to lead by example.

Shannon Full is all about community. In this interview with Ladyboss, she expands on her work with local chambers, the importance of communication and strong relationships, and what makes a strong leader or mentor.

Physical and mental health in the workplace have been major topics the last few years, and they are important things for managers to address. But evidence suggests that traditional workplace wellness programs may not be the way to go.

Women have specific health care needs that aren’t always addressed in the average health care or benefits package. Companies have a unique ability to address women’s health care concerns and make health and wellness more accessible and attainable for female employees.

The effects of the pandemic are far from over — a recent study found that nearly 42% of employees reported a decline in mental health in the last few years. Employers have the power to support employee mental and emotional health.

 

We all know the basics when it comes to our physical health: eat right, exercise, get routine screenings. But over the last few years, conversations about health have begun to include other kinds of health. Emotional and mental health have become major talking points and can hugely contribute to a person’s physical and overall well-being.