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Women's ONLINE Global Dialogue
...Celebrating International Women's Day 2010

It's a NEW DAY!
Renewing Ourselves; Changing the World
Visit our commemorative resource center for women
celebrating International Women’s Day with Dr. Dorothy Height

Greater IBM Connection

Learning From One Another's Role Models
A Greater IBM Global Women's Gathering

There is something about GATHERING that matters. People like it, especially when it is genuine.

It was especially meaningful on October 23, when Greater IBM women (and men) -- including Amparo Moraleda, IBM President of Spain, Portugal, Greece, Israel, and Turkey -- came together to put the spotlight on "Learning from Each Other's Role Models".

Learn more and listen in to the recorded program.



Moments of Insights at the
Global Dialogue Center presents...

Diversity & Inclusion: The Meaning Behind the Words
with Emily Duncan, Vice President, Culture & Diversity, Hewlett-Packard Company

Emily Duncan explores moments of insight about diversity and inclusion's journey of continuous renewal. This special series was recorded several months before Emily Duncan early-retired from HP. It captures highlights of her thinking, experiences, best practices and lessons learned from her trailblazing leadership work, spanning two decades. She leaves her call-to-action for us all. Learn more.



BT's Big Thinkers series
Diversity: Not Whether, but now!

(recorded webcast hosted by British Telecom)

Emily Duncan – Vice President, Culture & Diversity, Hewlett-Packard Company; Libby Sartain – Senior VP, Human Resources and Chief People Yahoo!; Colonel Jim Bowden – Director of Manning, UK Army; and Tatyana Kanzaveli – Director of Sales, Luxoft join Tim Smart, President, BT Global Services in the UK and Esther Dyson, facilitator for this compelling discussion about the role of diversity and inclusion in workplaces and marketplaces around the world. Listen now

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WORKING TOGETHER with Debbe Kennedy
A new monthly professional development podcast series

Are you looking for ways to become more effective as a contributor and leader in your organization? To enhance your ability to innovate, influence and win through others? Explore our new visual preview of the series.

Now available by individual episode, including these timely topics: Boosting Business Success with Leadership Sponsors, Dealing with Resistance for Change, Simplifying Problems, and Collaboration: Partnerships Built to Last. Learn more...


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Exploring risk, trust and purpose
Showing up fully, embracing risk, trusting and creating meaning in your life
A welcoming conversation with other women in a comfortable "virtual living room" setting -- time to talk from the heart about the willingness to risk, the power of trust and claiming your unique purpose with clarity and resolve.

Come as you are!
Bring a fresh cup of tea or mug of coffee ... and join us in our "online living room" for a special women's conversation and learning experience. No driving. No parking. Just showing up for a morning of renewal.

COMING SOON! New enhanced format!!! Open to YOU
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  • Rating your willingness to risk and talk about what's stands in your way
  • Rediscovering the power of faith and trust
  • Renewing and clarifying your purpose as a woman in her own right
  • Leaving with two valuable tools to help you put your learning into practice
  • Small group dialogue LIVE via SKYPE
  • Enhance your "virtual communication skills" in this special learning experience.

Dialogue Leaders: Debbe Kennedy, author and founder of the Global Dialogue Center and Maureen Simon of Maureen Simon Consulting, specializing in the essential role of women will be joining you for this very special gathering of new friends from growing Women in the Lead community.

Questions? More information? Contact us

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Conversation Series


Working Together: Winning Together
How men and women are putting their differences to work!
Sponsored by Microsoft Office Live Meeting

Presented by: Debbe Kennedy, Founder, Global Dialogue Center
with over 425 attendees.

About the presentation:
COLLABORATION is vital to today's organizations and to every person wanting to increase their span of influence. Join Debbe Kennedy for this candid conversation, exploring the realities of building strong collaborative relationships that put differences to work to innovate, influence and win.


Who needs it? Your team, partner or manager -- anyone looking for renewal:

  • Leaders of people, programs or projects in organizations
  • Community leaders in any position of influence
  • Entrepreneurs wanting to expand their influence
  • Teams, partners and managers that depend on collaboration for results.

Key learnings from the session:

  • How men and women work differently and how our differences can be put to work
  • Four critical skills to help you transcend changes and make you more valuable as a collaborative partner and leader in your own right
  • Tips for building, repairing and maintaining collaborative relationships to expand your leadership value to your organization, your customers and business partners.


image of Debbe KennedyDebbe Kennedy previously presented a widely attended seminar with over 500 attendees from around the world, How to Get BUY-IN for New Ideas, for the Microsoft Leadership Forum. You can visit her archived presentation at


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