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Will Meaningful Diversity Change the Face of Leadership? Join Energy for Success

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Today's Guest Dorothy Davis Ballard holds the position of Content Director for PennEnergy, a global energy research, news, and employment portal under PennWell Corporation based in Tulsa, OK. Immersed in the business-to-business and energy space for close to a decade, she lectures regularly, is an awarded creator of digital thought leadership campaigns and a trusted author of custom technical white papers and technical digests for top-tier corporations.

In her personal life she share her adventures with her husband David and their 4 children, and is an active peer mentor and community volunteer.

Dorothy says, "as baby boomers are gradually exiting the energy workforce and corporate technical demands continue to skyrocket, it makes sense that companies are continuing to ramp up their efforts to recruit women for roles that have traditionally been held by men. But the realities of working in traditionally male dominated sectors can still be quite challenging." Of the women participating in the study highlighted by ANI, the primary reasons for leaving engineering jobs, most often for other careers, were:

  • WORKING CONDITIONS (30%) – No advancement, too many hours, low salary
  • WORK-LIFE INTEGRATION (27%) – Wanted more time with family, conflict with family or too much travel
  • DIDN’T LIKE WORK (22%) Loss of interest or did not like daily tasks
  • ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE (17%) Did not like culture, boss or coworkers

In this episode, we will uncover the belief behind:

  • Who am I in relation to a job?
  • Why am I here?
  • Why do I work - to make a living or a life?
  • What professional/personal legacy do I want to create in each stage of my career that is sustainable?
  • How well do I lead at work and at home?
  • What role can meaningful diversity play in shifting perspective in new leadership?