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The Advantage of Other and Asking ‘What If?’ with Nancy Geenen

The feelings of belonging and making a notable difference are important to our sense of professional worth. It is the job of the leader, a CEO or founder, to build an equitable, dynamic, and productive workplace for their employees. And while this discussion does take place, it doesn’t happen nearly as often in the realm of entrepreneurs and small business owners. Nancy Geenen is here today to change that and talk about her experiences making this conversation more prevalent. This week’s episode 84 of How Women Inspire Podcast is about Nancy’s book, The Advantage of Other, and asking ‘what if?’!

In this episode of How Women Inspire Podcast, Nancy Geenen is sharing the importance of finding your voice and actionable steps you can take right now to get involved in causes you care about.

Nancy Geenen is the CEO of Flexability, a workplace equity & inclusion consulting firm. Nancy is an accomplished entrepreneur, trial attorney, and strategic facilitator. She is a sought-after advisor on matters of company culture, retention, career development, and leadership. Early in her career, she was a Senior Legal Officer for the United Nations in Geneva focused on adjudicating damages arising from Iraq’s unlawful invasion of Kuwait. Following her passion, Nancy writes and speaks on topics related to the social impact of employing individuals with disabilities.

Some of the talking points Julie and Nancy go over in this episode include:

  • Nancy’s entrepreneurial journey, starting with a women's group meeting in the conference room at her law firm.

  • The recent Affirmative Action ruling and how that will affect the work and fight for equal opportunity.

  • The importance of finding belonging in the workplace, as well as in networks that care about the same causes as you.

  • If you’re not making a difference, it can be hard to show up.

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