January 11, 2015

USTREAM of LBW Conference 2014 – Washington D.C.


Global Leadership Conference

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Venus Williams and Sandra Finley at Black Enterprise Conference 2014

League of Black Women President / CEO Sandra Finley meets Venus Williams at Black Enterprise Conference 2014 in Florida.

LBW Risk and Reward Report

Professional Black women lack sponsorship and encouragement for risk taking at work.  Diversity and inclusion efforts have failed to translate into rewards and recognition for their risk investments, according to Risk and Reward, commissioned by the League of Black Women Global Leadership Institute.

Black women are high risk takers, but support of feminist values and 40-plus years of diversity and inclusion efforts have failed to translate into the rewards and recognition they had expected for their risk investments, according to Risk and Reward.

Nearly half (49 percent) of respondents to the groundbreaking Risk and Reward Survey said they were behind where they had expected to be in their careers. The majority (64 percent) said “Not getting paid what I am worth” is the key barrier to their personal and professional well-being, followed by “lack of other Black women in positions of power” and “lack of resources and opportunities to pursue my goals.”

The survey also found that Black women get the least encouragement for risk taking at work and in their communities; they feel the least freedom to take risk in matters of public policy.

“Black women require workplaces where access to opportunity matches their global leadership ambitions,” said Sandra Finley, President and CEO of LBW. “To confidently take risks, Black women need support from their loved ones, community and powerful sponsors who are willing and able to support their advancement. Black women will no longer be distracted by superficial inclusion cheerleading.”

The LBW developed the Risk and Reward Survey, the first to measure professional Black women’s risk tolerance, with a team of researchers at DePaul University. The report includes recommendations for Black women about how to redefine risk strategy. It also calls on corporations to create environments that support risk taking and to immediately and deliberately diversify corporate boards. Currently, just 1.9 percent of corporate board seats are held by Black women, compared to 12 percent for white women.

To view or download the report, click here.

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League of Black Women opens annual global leadership conference with groundbreaking report on risk

(Tampa, FL) – The League of Black Women opened its 8th annual global leadership conference “Black Women 2011: New World Power . . . When Your World Is Not Enough” on Tuesday with the release of a groundbreaking report on how Black women experience risk in pursuit of leadership ambition at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club.

“Risk and Reward: Black Women Leading Out on a Limb” provides an overview of key findings from the LBW’s national Risk and Reward Survey developed with a team of researchers at DePaul University. (Full report is attached)

“Black women are self-motivated to take risks, but they aren’t encouraged to take risks at work and lack reward and sponsorship support when they do,” said Sandra Finley, LBW President and CEO. “This report holds valuable insights and recommendations about how Black women should select and evaluate their most trusted advisors and assess the risk in opportunity.”
The report is also available online! Please share the link with your friends and colleagues. (Click here for 2011 Risk and Rewards Report)

Federally Employed Women

Federally Employed Women (FEW) is a private membership organization
working as an advocacy group to improve the status of women employed
by the Federal government and by the District of Columbia government.


For more information visit Federally Employed Women website.

Kraft Foods

Consumers inspire us.

To make today delicious, we begin with our consumers.
We listen, we watch and we learn.
We understand their joys and their challenges because we’re consumers too.

What we do.

We make delicious foods you can feel good about.
Whether watching your weight or preparing to celebrate, grabbing a quick bite or sitting down to family night, we pour our hearts into creating foods that are wholesome and delicious.

Our reach.

We believe we can make a delicious difference, everywhere.
We’re constantly looking for fresh ideas to improve our workplace, our partnerships, our communities and our world.

How we behave.

We understand that actions speak louder than words, so at Kraft Foods:

  • We inspire trust.
  • We act like owners.
  • We keep it simple.
  • We are open and inclusive.
  • We tell it like it is.
  • We lead from the head and the heart.
  • We discuss. We decide. We deliver.

How we grow.

We focus on creating sustainable, profitable growth. And our strategies guide our efforts:

  • Build a high performing organization
  • Reframe our categories
  • Exploit our sales capabilities
  • Drive down costs … without compromising quality

About our people.

It takes great people to make great brands. Our approximately 140,000 diverse employees around the world are the reason we succeed.


In the United States, Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries have 45,000 professionals with a single focus: serving our clients and helping them solve their toughest problems. We work in four key business areas — audit, financial advisory, tax and consulting — but our real strength comes from combining the talents of those groups to address clients’ needs. Fortune and BusinessWeek consistently rank our organization among the best places to work, which is good news for our talent and our clients alike. When the best people tackle the most compelling challenges, everyone wins.

For more information visit Deloitte website.

Southern Company

With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast.

A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are significantly below the national average.

Southern Company has been listed the top ranking U.S. electric service provider in customer satisfaction for nine consecutive years by the American Customer Satisfaction Index.


For more information visit Southern Company website.

Booz | Allen | Hamilton

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For more than 97 years, Booz Allen has been providing consulting services primarily to the US government in the defense, intelligence, and civil sectors, as well as corporations, institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Today more than ever, our clients face increasingly complex demands from citizens, businesses, local governments, and global allies and adversaries.  Read more

Changing Our World for the Better

For nearly a century, Booz Allen has served clients, conducting business with integrity and adherence to the highest ethical standards. While our primary goal focuses on helping clients succeed, we never lose sight of how our work can impact the world and make it a better place. The people of Booz Allen draw on their heart, their intellect, and their spirit of service to make a difference. Read more


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