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  • Leading with Purpose: Tackling Structural Barriers to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

     
    The Global Women's Caucus and the Global Black Caucus are honored to have Dr. Rosabeth Moss Kanter, the Ernest  L. Arbukle Professor, Harvard Business School, speak on the continuing challenges of gender equality and diversity in leadership. Dr. Kanter first identified significant barriers to the advancement of women in the corporate world in the classic, award-winning book, Men and Women of the Corporation. Later research identified how being a minority in a group, or a "token", can affect one's performance due to enhanced visibility and performance pressure, illustrated brilliantly in the landmark video, "A Tale of 'O': On Being Different".  

    Professor Kanter will unravel questions such as:  Where has there been progress? What challenges and pitfalls remain? What issues are universal, and which vary by ethnicity, race, and social class? How can we “think outside the building” (beyond current structures and constraints) to mobilize activists for a more just and equitable world? Join us on Tuesday, September 21st at 11 am EDT to gain insights from this formidable leader on working towards a more just and equitable world. 

     
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    ROSABETH MOSS KANTER 

    Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, specializing in  strategy, innovation, and leadership for change. Her strategic and practical insights guide leaders worldwide  through teaching, writing, and direct consultation to major corporations, governments, and start-up ventures. She  co-founded the Harvard University-wide Advanced Leadership Initiative, guiding its planning from 2005 to its  launch in 2008 and serving as Founding Chair and Director from 2008-2018 as it became a growing international  model for a new stage of higher education preparing successful top leaders to apply their skills to national and  global challenges. Author or co-author of 20 books, her latest book, Think Outside the Building: How Advanced  Leaders Can Change the World One Smart Innovation at a Time, has won a number of accolades

    The former chief Editor of Harvard Business Review, Professor Kanter has been repeatedly named to lists such as the “50 most powerful women in the world” (Times of London), and the “50 most influential business thinkers in  the world” (Thinkers 50, and in November 2019 received their biannual Lifetime Achievement Award). She has  received 24 honorary doctoral degrees, as well as numerous leadership awards, lifetime achievement awards, and  

    prizes. These include Distinguished Career Awards from the Academy of Management and the American  Sociological Association (Organizations, Occupations and Work Section); the World Teleport Association's  “Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year” award; the Pinnacle Award for Lifetime Achievement from the  Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce; the International Leadership Award from the Association of Leadership  Professionals; the Warren Bennis Award for Leadership Excellence; the Everett Rogers Innovation Award from  the Norman Lear Center for media and society; and several Harvard Business Review McKinsey Awards for the  years’ best articles. Other awards honor her thought leadership and community impact. 

    Before Think Outside the Building, her previous book, MOVE: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead,  a New York Times Editors’ Choice, is a sweeping look across industries and technologies shaping the future of  mobility and the leadership required for transformation. Her book The Change Masters was named one of the  most influential business books of the 20th century (Financial Times); SuperCorp: How Vanguard Companies  Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good, one of the ten best business books of the year by  Amazon.com; Evolve! Succeeding in the Digital Culture of Tomorrow, one of the five best books of the year by  the Toronto Star. Her book Confidence: How Winning & Losing Streaks Begin & End, a New York Times bestseller (also a #1 Business Week bestseller), describes the culture of high-performance organizations compared  with those in decline and shows how to lead turnarounds, whether in businesses, schools, sports teams, or  countries. Men & Women of the Corporation, winner of the C. Wright Mills award for the best book on social  issues and often called a classic, offers insight into the individual and organizational factors that promote success  or perpetuate disadvantage for women; a related video, A Tale of ‘O’: On Being Different, is a widely-used tool  for diversity training. A related book, Work & Family in the United States, set a policy agenda, honored by a  coalition of university centers creating in her honor the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for the best work/family  research. Another award-winning book, When Giants Learn to Dance, shows how to master the new terms of  competition at the dawn of the global information age. World Class: Thriving Locally in the Global Economy identifies the dilemmas of globalization for cities, a theme continuing in her book MOVE

    She advises numerous CEOs and senior executives through her consulting group and also serving as a Senior  Advisor for IBM’s Global Citizenship portfolio from 1999-2012. She has served on many business and non-profit  boards, such as City Year, the urban “Peace Corps” addressing the school dropout crisis through national service,  and on commissions including the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, the U.S. Malcolm Baldrige  National Quality Award, and others. She speaks widely, and has shared the platform with Presidents, Prime  Ministers, and CEOs at major events, such as the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and national  industry conferences in over 20 countries. Before joining the Harvard Business School faculty, she held tenured  professorships at Yale University and Brandeis University and was a Fellow at Harvard Law School,  simultaneously holding a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Michigan. --December 2020


    Location Local Event Start Time
    Vancouver, Canada 8:00 AM
    Minneapolis, USA 10:00 AM
    Washington DC, USA 11:00 AM
    London, UK 4:00 PM
    Frankfurt, Germany 5:00 PM
    Nairobi, Kenya 7:00 PM
    Dubai, UAE 8:00 PM
    Bangkok, Thailand 11:00 PM
    Beijing, China 12:00 AM + 1 day
    WHEN
    September 21, 2021 at 11:00am
    WHERE
    Webinar
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  • Democrats Abroad Finland Elects Executive Committee 2021-23

    Many thanks to all who participated in our 2021 Elections and AGM last night. A hearty congratulations to our new Executive Committee 2021-23; Dana Freling (Chair), Derek Sellin (Vice Chair), Elizabeth Peterson (Secretary), John Barry (Treasurer), Stephen Stalter (Counsel), Betsy Ettorre (Member-at-large),and Jocelyn Striker Lemmilä (Member-at-large). Full steam ahead!


  • published DA Finland Ramps Up Voter Assistance in News 2020-10-14 03:33:47 -0400

    DA Finland Ramps Up Voter Assistance

    DA Finland ramps up voter assistance for voter registration and ballot return. Biden/Harris swag arrived just in time for enthusiasts to support candidates and Democrats Abroad Finland!

     


  • Voter Registration and Information Event at Helsinki's Musiikkiitalo

    Democrats Abroad Finland and VFA held a successful voter registration drive and information event in Helsinki. Lots of new and/or questioning voters also got to grab some newly arrived Biden/Harris swag! voters seeking help and grabbing some newly arrived Biden/Harris swag!


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    We are phoning members, running social media ads, and mailing potential voters in order to win in November.
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  • DA Finland joins Helsinki March: Black Lives Matter

    Standing up for justice everywhere! Several thousand more than expected gathered for the peaceful protest with inspiring speakers in Helsinki on June 3rd, despite the pandemic. Protesters stood in solidarity with Black Lives Matter in the US and across the globe, after the brutal murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police.

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  • DA Finland joins Helsinki March: Black Lives Matter

    Democrat Abroad Finland joined thousands in Helsinki to stand up for justice and Black Lives Matter globally, in response to the George Floyd lynching. Moving speeches and peaceful demonstrations galvanized the crowds calling for an end to racism all over the world.


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  • Primary voting continues on Super Saturday in Helsinki's Oodi Library

    Presidential primary voting continued on Saturday the 7th of March at Oodi, with packed crowds of young and old alike, excited to vote for the first time in Finland as American citizens.


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  • Finland's holds first ever in-person Voting Center on Super Tuesday!

    Finland's first ever in-person Voting Center was held on Super Tuesday for the Democratic presidential primary, March 3rd, in Helsinki's beautiful Oodi Central Library. We had a great turnout and ample enthusiasm from volunteers and voters alike.


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  • published Finland's Global Presidential Primary in News 2020-01-21 08:25:17 -0500

    Finland's Global Presidential Primary

    Join us for Finland's Country Committee's first Global Presidential Primary! Vote either in person at our beautiful new Oodi Library in Helsinki or remotely (remote ballads will be available Feb. 18th online). If you are 18 years of age by Nov. 3, 2020, an American citizen, and will not participate in your state's presidential primary, cast your ballot and let your voice make a difference! 

    In person voting will be at:

    Oodi Helsinki Central Library, Learning Room 2, Töölönlahdenkatu 4, Helsinki 00100

    Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 16:00-20:00 and

    Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 13:00-17:00


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  • DA Finland Gathers for Call with Julian Castro and Screening of RBG Documentary

    DA Finland enjoyed a great evening together engaging with presidential candidate, Secretary Julian Castro, as part of the Democrats Abroad video call series with presidential hopefuls. Guests then marveled at the touching documentary of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life, entitled RBG, and enjoyed a lively discussion and wine until late in the night. 


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  • published DA Finland Marches in the Gobal Climate Strike in News 2019-10-05 09:04:55 -0400

    DA Finland Marches in the Gobal Climate Strike

    Democrats Abroad Finland standing with the kids, the planet and the future in the global climate strike 9/27/2019 at

    The Finnish Parliament🌲🌳🌵


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  • published US Tax Information Evening in News 2019-05-12 14:50:48 -0400

    US Tax Information Evening

    Democrats Abroad Finland hosted an enlightening tax information evening for our Helsinki community with American CPA Andrew Coleman. We had a great turn out and could have kept our guest speaker there for several more hours with questions about tax requirements for individuals and businesses.


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