Dr. Vrnda 'V' Boykin embarked on an inspiring educational journey in 2017, earning a BS in Marketing Management, MS in Management and Leadership, MBA, and a Doctorate of Business Administration.

Her groundbreaking dissertation explored vital social support structures for women in tech, driving equity, profitability, and productivity. Renowned for her fearless commitment to equitable innovation, Dr. V harnesses her expertise to revolutionize training programs, dramatically enhancing performance and revenue in the Mar-Tech industry.

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18-20th - INBOUND 2024 | Boston, MA.

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Dr. V speaks about and facilitates conversations around:

Equitable Innovation in Tech

Leadership Development

Consultative Sales Transformation

Effective Learning and Development Programs

High Achievement & Low Stress

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A deeper dive into Dr. V's signature topics

Equity, Not Equality: A Deep Dive Into Supporting Women for Optimal Success

Equity, Not Equality: A Deep Dive Into Supporting Women for Optimal Success

Unveiling the Profit Potential

Did you know that companies are missing out on a potential 21% profit due to a lack of gender-diverse leadership? It's time to address the costly repercussions—expensive attrition, low productivity, and a scarcity of qualified women leaders. The stakes are high, and the losses are real.

Navigating Frustration and Stress

Women face unique challenges, from stalling career advancement to high levels of stress. A staggering 43% of women opt out of the corporate workplace after their first child, and the recent pandemic has taken a toll on work-life balance, dropping it by 38% (Chech & Blair-Loy, 2019; Hupfer et al., 2022).

The Support Paradigm

So, how can we support women who are working hard but facing diminishing returns? The answer lies in social support. Strong social support not only benefits individuals but has a ripple effect on corporate profitability, employee productivity, and job satisfaction. It's a low-cost, high-return solution that disrupts attrition, apathy, and fosters a harmonious work-life balance.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the need for equity over equality is not just a conversation starter; it's a call to action. Join me in exploring how we can reshape workplaces, support women, and pave the way for sustainable success.

Stay tuned for more thought-provoking discussions on equity, empowerment, and positive change. Until next time!

 

    Navigating the Workplace: Empathy, Understanding, and Actioning the Path Forward for Women

    Navigating the Workplace: Empathy, Understanding, and Actioning the Path Forward for Women

    The Workplace Experiences of Women: A Full Course Meal of Understanding

    Understanding the experiences of women in the workplace is like savoring a full-course meal—it requires time, attention, and an appreciation for each unique flavor. In this session, we'll unravel the complexities, challenges, and triumphs that women navigate in professional settings.

    Anchoring in Empathy: The Key to Increased Productivity

    Empathy is the secret sauce that enhances productivity. As leaders, anchoring ourselves in empathy allows us to truly understand our team members, fostering an environment of trust and collaboration. It's not just about leading; it's about creating a space where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued. With a 38% drop in work-life balance for women since COVID-19 it is imperative that leaders have empathy to drive the best results from individuals and the team they manage (Hupfer et al., 2022).

    Leading with Understanding: A Recipe for Success

    Leading people you don't understand is like navigating uncharted waters. In this session, I'll share insights on unlocking the full potential of women on your team. By embracing their unique strengths, skills, and perspectives, you can tap into a wellspring of creativity and innovation. In fact, there is a 21% gap in profits due to a lack of gender-diverse teams (Boykin, 2023; Hunt, 2018).  I can’t think of a company that wouldn’t want to recoup a portion of that 21% of profits! 

    Retention Strategies: Nurturing Top-Talented Women

    Retention is the cornerstone of a thriving organization. We'll explore strategies to retain top talented women, recognizing that a diverse and inclusive workplace isn't just a moral obligation—it's a pathway to increased profitability and sustainable success.  Remember, inclusive workplace cultures are 2x more likely to meet or exceed financial targets (Bourke, 2018).

    Intersectionality: Navigating Complexity without Conflict

    Layers of intersectionality don't have to be minefields of conflict. Instead, they can be bridges that connect us. We'll discuss how understanding and appreciating diverse identities contribute to a harmonious workplace where everyone can thrive.

    Conclusion

    In conclusion, our journey in this session will be a deep dive into empathy, understanding, and the path forward for women in the workplace to drive productivity and profits. Reach out to schedule a session that guides you through using authentic empathy to drive solid business results. 

      The Power of Gender Diverse Teams: A Strategic Imperative

      The Power of Gender Diverse Teams: A Strategic Imperative

      Why Gender-Diverse Teams Matter

      In today's rapidly evolving landscape, fostering gender diversity within teams isn't just a checkbox on the politically correct list; it's a strategic imperative. Diverse teams bring a wealth of perspectives, experiences, and ideas to the table. Imagine the innovation that arises when individuals with different backgrounds collaborate towards a shared goal. In fact, inclusive workplace cultures are 8x more likely to achieve better business outcomes (Bourke, 2018).

      Managerial Support: A Catalyst for Success

      But diversity alone isn't enough; it requires active support from managers. Beyond the moral imperative, supporting gender-diverse talent is a smart business move. Managers who provide a supportive environment for all team members, irrespective of gender, create a culture of inclusion. This not only increases productivity but also acts as a powerful antidote to attrition.

      Navigating away from the 'Diversity Push' and tackling ‘Belonging’

      Let's talk candidly about the so-called 'diversity push.' Contrary to some misconceptions, embracing diversity is not about political correctness for the sake of appearances. It's about building resilient, high-performing teams that contribute to the bottom line. Businesses with gender-diverse teams consistently outperform their counterparts, both financially and culturally. Additionally, diverse teams make better decisions 87% of the time and deliver 60% better results (Forbes 2017).

      The Bottom Line: Why It Matters

      • Improved Productivity: Diverse teams bring varied skill sets and perspectives, fostering innovation and problem-solving.
      • Decreased Attrition: A supportive environment reduces turnover, saving on recruitment and training costs.
      • Group Harmony: A diverse team isn't just a collection of individuals; it's a harmonious blend of talents, ideas, and collaborative spirit.

      Conclusion

      In conclusion, the benefits of gender-diverse teams extend far beyond a mere 'diversity push.' It's a strategic move that positively impacts the business, the teams, and the overall harmony within the organization.

      Reach out to schedule a session that delivers a roadmap to utilizing equity, empowerment, and positive change to support gender-diverse team excellence to drive better business outcomes.