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ABOUT

 

OUR MISSION

Julia Geisman’s passion for leveling the inequities of the world started when she was a child. The idea for CareerAgility sprang from that childhood dream. Working in the corporate world allowed her to experience first-hand the inequities baked into corporate life. Julia made it her life-long mission to shine a light on unequal treatment so people could see and understand the unconscious bias she saw every day. She founded CareerAgility to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. It’s that simple.

During her corporate career, Julia noticed that people of different races, genders, and positions within companies held vastly different opinions about their work environment, and their place and future within it.

Perception is key.

 

Julia concluded perception is key. If employees perceived they had a solid future in the company, they were more content with their job and more engaged at work. They also felt a sense of alignment with the company’s vision and were more likely to stay. If, on the other hand, employees perceived they could never move up the chain, they were less
 

To measure impact,

data is essential.

engaged or contented at work and far more likely to look for another position.

 

Julia created CareerAgility to be like her, a mix of passion and pragmatism. The LEAP Scorecard measures perception and yields a data-rich report organized by position, race, age, and gender. Each company is different, and the results of the survey depend on its size, issues, and current diversity and inclusion situation .

 

CareerAgility’s data-driven report paints a clear picture of the company and its culture, providing leadership with a roadmap to direct their efforts. They understand where their diversity and inclusion programs are now and how far they must go to reach their destination — an inclusive workplace.

Prioritizing diversity
and inclusion is a
business imperative.

TEAM

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Julia Geisman, CEO

Passionate D&I Advocate | Insightful Communicator | Systemic Problem Solver | Corporate Alignment | Speaker/Coach/Author

Nathalie Gauthier, Advisor

Assistant Vice President
SSGM, Global Markets Technology –
Project Management Office
State Street Corporation

Matt Kidd, Advisor

Former Executive Director,

Reaching Out MBA

 
 

Julia Geisman, Founder and CEO of CareerAgility® LLC, has spent her career advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion. As a life-long entrepreneur, she has come face-to-face with the biases and the many variations of the limitations professional women and people of color continue to experience.

 

Julia believes inclusion is a business imperative which led to the founding of CareerAgility. The company systematically addresses the barriers that limit women and people from diverse backgrounds from having an equal voice and advancement opportunities. CareerAgility’s proprietary online LEAP Scorecard provides its clients with data regarding their success in creating an inclusive workplace that attracts and retains highly qualified individuals from all backgrounds.

 

Prior to starting CareerAgility, Julia founded Millennium Learning. She pioneered the use of technology for training delivery while working in the cable industry. As a result, she gained an international reputation in the industry which she leveraged (along with her 401K savings) to build a million-dollar business. The company designed, developed, and produced a wide variety of training programs for national and international clients. She cultivated long-term relationships with leading companies in industries such as telecommunications, financial services, technology, banking, and restaurant.

 

Julia has a deep sense of social justice which was cultivated at an early age while tutoring under-privileged school children in Newark, New Jersey. Her experiences as a woman in business coupled with observing the behavior of other women started her down the diversity and inclusion path.

 

Her areas of expertise include cross-gender communication, developing an inclusive mindset, women in leadership, women as change agents, managing gender and generational differences, emotional intelligence, team building, conflict management, negotiation skills, and career management. She coaches women, executives and senior leaders as well as conducts workshops nationally and internationally.

 

Geisman has a Masters degree in Organizational Management and Development and has been an adjunct professor at BU’s Questrom School of Business’s MBA program and Suffolk. University. She currently teaches managing and leading organizations at Wentworth Institute.

 

Bobbie Carlton, founder of Carlton PR & Marketing, Innovation Nights and Innovation Women, has been called Boston’s Innovation Den Mother and the Startup Fairy Godmother. She’s an award-winning marketing, PR and social media professional. She speaks regularly on marketing, public speaking and women’s issues. Her brand is supported by the real world results she helps drive: 1500+ new products launched, $4B in funding, 3 million monthly views and 1000+ women speaking at conferences and events.

 

Carlton has spent the last decade building her own businesses as well as supporting client and community efforts. Previously, in addition to working with a number of Boston-area PR and marketing firms, she headed global PR at Cognos and PTC, both publicly held enterprise software companies. In 2006 she switched gears, joining a startup focused on supporting self-esteem and positive role models for preteen girls through a social network and book series.

 

In 2008, she started her one of multiple companies.

 

  • Carlton PR & Marketing is a boutique agency servicing a wide variety of startups and small companies, providing support for PR, content creation, social media marketing and marketing programs.

 

  • Mass Innovation Nights (MIN) is a social media powered new product showcase and networking event.  MIN has launched more than 1500 new products for free. These startups have received more than $4 billion in collective funding. When coupled with Bobbie’s PR work, she figures she’s helped launch more new products than any other PR person on earth.

 

  • Innovation Women is an online “visibility bureau” helping drive visibility for entrepreneurial, technical and innovative women through speaking engagements. Bobbie’s goal is to eradicate “Manels” (all-male panels) and get 2400 additional women on-stage a month.  (This number should get us to gender-equity on-stage. Currently, more than 70 percent of all conference speakers are men.)

 

In 2010 she was called one of the “ten Bostonians who have done the most for the startup community”. She’s also received numerous professional awards: Marketing Sherpa Viral Campaign of the Year, several PRSA Silver Anvils, Mass High Tech Luminary Award, Boston Business Journal Woman to Watch, PR News Gamechanger award and Boston’s “50 on Fire.” See her TEDx talk for the Innovation Nights and Innovation Women stories.

 

Nathalie A. Gauthier is Vice President of Talent MarketPlace within the State Street Global Markets (SSGM) division of State Street Corporation; specifically she is a member of the Global Markets Technology - Project Management Office (GMT PMO). On the GMT PMO, Nathalie leads the strategic communications efforts on behalf of Global Markets Technology, contributes reporting management on behalf of the operations team, onboards new contractors throughout GMT business units, creates and analyzes the internal online community content.

 

She has been with State Street Corporation since 2009, and worked within Global Procurement Services, Corporate Finance and Global Operation in the Risk Excellence for the strategic communications team. She now represents the GMT PMO on the PMO Council working on the global project management initiative. Other critical business initiatives include working on IBM Design Thinking project which focuses on enhancing the user experience / application and incident management / infrastructure monitoring and alerting processes, resolution time optimization, lowering risk and enhancing our global post incident remediation, resiliency & governance. Additionally, Nathalie has taken the initiative to work on GMT Diversity and Inclusion strategies for the SSGM Diversity Council and represent the GMT PMO on the SSGM Employee Leadership Council (ELC). She was elected to the 2018 Global Markets Executive Mentorship Program.

 

Gauthier has been an active inclusion ambassador and leader at State Street and volunteers in the community. Nathalie is currently serving as the Co-chair for the Black Professionals Group and VP of Public Relations for Boston Toastmasters at State Street Corporation. She has also held senior leadership roles for the Professional Women’s Network at State Street. In the community, Nathalie is a member and has served as the VP of Operations for the National Black MBA Association – Boston Chapter for over three years, and continues to serve in an advisory capacity to its board of directors.  She has also been a long standing member of National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and Association for Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) for many years. She has also served as a board member for Communities for Haitian Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups (C.H.E.S.). Ms. Gauthier graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Bentley University.

 
Matt Kidd served as Reaching Out MBA’s inaugural full-time Executive Director. During his tenure he helped Reaching Out build the staff, infrastructure, and revenue needed to take the organization beyond its annual global ROMBA Conference, with new programs including a $3M scholarship program with 46 MBA programs, international programs for LGBTQ students and young professionals, support for on-campus LGBTQ clubs, and initiatives designed to grow diversity within the LGBTQ MBA Community.

Matt has a MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a BS from Boston University. Matt served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Boston Business Council, Reaching Out MBA, and as an advisor to WhalePath. Matt was selected as an Arcus Leadership Program Fellow from 2015.
 

LEAP Process

“The LEAP Scorecard’s comprehensive approach provided the data we needed to build a relevant strategy for creating a positive workplace for women. The results have helped us set priorities and maximize our resources. We now have the means for monitoring the success of our efforts to achieve gender equality throughout the company.”

“Julia and her team’s expertise in change strategies was invaluable as we created our implementation plan. Their continued support helps keep us on track. I highly recommend the LEAP solution for any company that is serious about retaining high performing women.”

LEAP Scorecard Implementation

“The CareerAgility team has been a true partner in the best sense of the word. They took the time at the front end of the engagement to truly understand our unique culture and particular needs, and then crafted the engagement in collaboration with our internal teams to ensure employee buy-in and substantive success.”

Navigating the Gender Communication Abyss: Increasing Communication Effectiveness

“The workshop was a refreshing topic for our corporate women’s group. Not only was it interactive and edgy, but it piqued the interest of our male colleagues and resulted in a very rich workshop.

“First of all, thank you for creating these opportunities for us to get together to learn and grow from others. I want you to know that it was absolutely MY pleasure to join and participate. I strongly feel improving communication between genders is a great way to become a great leader.”

TESTIMONIALS

We help organizations build and sustain inclusive workplaces

LEAP Process

“The results from the LEAP Scorecard gives us quantifiable data we need to measure the success of our gender equality initiatives. The process was seamless. The support we received was excellent. The analysis was comprehensive and thorough, the recommendations are realistic and relevant to our culture.”

“The LEAP Scorecard’s comprehensive approach provided the data we needed to build a relevant strategy for creating a positive workplace for women. The results have helped us set priorities and maximize our resources. We now have the means for monitoring the success of our efforts to achieve gender equality throughout the company.”

“Julia and her team’s expertise in change strategies was invaluable as we created our implementation plan. Their continued support helps keep us on track. I highly recommend the LEAP solution for any company that is serious about retaining high performing women.”

LEAP Scorecard Implementation

“The CareerAgility team has been a true partner in the best sense of the word. They took the time at the front end of the engagement to truly understand our unique culture and particular needs, and then crafted the engagement in collaboration with our internal teams to ensure employee buy-in and substantive success.”

Navigating the Gender Communication Abyss: Increasing Communication Effectiveness

“The workshop was a refreshing topic for our corporate women’s group. Not only was it interactive and edgy, but it piqued the interest of our male colleagues and resulted in a very rich workshop.

“First of all, thank you for creating these opportunities for us to get together to learn and grow from others. I want you to know that it was absolutely MY pleasure to join and participate. I strongly feel improving communication between genders is a great way to become a great leader.”

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