Celebrate Women’s History Month with Accel5®: Week Three

accel5 | March 17, 2021

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Join us in celebrating the women leaders, entrepreneurs and influencers who contribute to Accel5®.

Welcome to the third week of Women’s History Month 2021! Keep on scrolling to learn more about our esteemed Accel5 contributors and join us in celebrating their achievements during Women’s History Month.

Laura Stack

Laura is an award-winning keynote speaker, best-selling author, and noted authority on personal productivity and team performance. She is the author of several best-selling books, including Execution Is the StrategyDoing the Right Things RightWhat to Do When There’s Too Much to Do, and Supercompetent. Stack is president and CEO of The Productivity Pro, Inc. She has been featured in the New York TimesUSA Today, the Wall Street JournalEntrepreneur, and Forbes magazine, and her client list spans from top Fortune 500 companies to government agencies.

Lee Caraher

Lee is a highly sought-after communications expert known for her business building acumen and insights. She is also an acclaimed author and speaker and a recognized expert on creating high performing, positive, intergenerational workplaces. The founder and CEO of Double Forte, a national public relations and digital media agency, based in San Francisco, she works with beloved consumer, technology, and wine brands. Caraher is the author of Millennials & Management and has appeared in publications such as Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, and the Huffington Post.

Linda Fisher Thornton

Linda is the founder and CEO of Leading in Context LLC. She has worked with a wide range of clients across Fortune 500, nonprofit, private practice, and university settings. She is currently adjunct assistant professor of leadership in the University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies. A popular speaker and blogger, she is the author of 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership.

Lisa Bodell

Lisa is a globally recognized innovation leader and futurist. She is the founder and CEO of futurethink, which enables organizations to kill complexity, create space for innovation, and get to the work that matters. The author of Why Simple Wins and Kill the Company, she has appeared in publications such as Forbes, Business Week, the New York Times, and the Harvard Business Review. Bodell earned a business degree from the University of Michigan and has taught innovation and creativity at both Fordham and American Universities.

Liz Mellon

Liz has worked in leadership development for 25 years, and is the executive director of Authentic Leadership Ltd. She co-founded the first overseas office for Duke Corporate Education and served as a professor of organizational behavior at London Business School. A 2016 Thinkers50 Radar Thinker, she is the author of The Strategy of Execution and a contributor to the Harvard Business Review

Liz Wiseman

Liz is President of The Wiseman Group. A recognized speaker, educator, and author, she has been ranked in the Thinkers50 2017 list as one of top management thinkers in the world, and she was named the 2016 ATD Champion of Talent. Wiseman is the author of three best-selling books, including Rookie Smarts and Multiplers. She writes for Harvard Business Review and Fortune and her work has appeared in the Wall Street JournalFast CompanyEntrepreneurInc., and Time magazines. Liz holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s in Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University.

Lynda Gratton

Lynda is a professor of Management Practice at London Business School, where she directs the program “Human Resource Strategy in Transforming Companies,” considered the world’s leading program on human resources. Her eight books, including Hot Spots, cover the link between business and HR strategy. Gratton is a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources as well as the World Economic Forum and has chaired the WEG Council of Leadership.

Marilee Adams, Ph.D.

Marilee is an author, executive coach, facilitator, and professional speaker. She is president and founder of the Inquiry Institute, a consulting, coaching, and educational organization, and the originator of the QUESTION THINKING™ methodologies. Marilee is the author of Change Your Questions, Change Your Life, and she is also a guest blogger for Experience Life Magazine.

Pat McLagan

Pat is the CEO of McLagan International. She is an international thought leader on implementing strategy by unleashing the learning and leadership capabilities of everyone within a business. She has received ATD’s highest award for thought leadership and service, is an elected member of the International Association for Adult and Continuing Education and was recognized as an Inspiring Mind for a Century by the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development.

Rita Clifton

Rita is a speaker, writer, and practitioner on all aspects of brands, branding, and business leadershipA former vice chairman at Saatchi & Saatchi and London CEO and chairman at Interbrand, she is the cofounder of BrandCap, one of the most successful business startups in the UK.

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