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Every minute of every day, people send an average of 148,000 messages over Slack, offer 856 minutes of webinars over Zoom, and send 12 million messages over iMessage.
Then there are the many millions more views, tweets, snaps, and hangouts over Google, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Discord, Clubhouse, Snapchat, Twitter, and TikTok. 
Add in your day’s meetings, emails, and, dare I say, newsletters — and we run smack into the irony of living in an information-saturated age: We have endless communication tools at our disposal, but it is harder and harder to make our voices heard. This can be painfully true for women in male-dominated industries and companies.

And the costs are clear: Communication challenges can endanger careers, slow growth, and fuel stress and low morale, as The Economist has reported.

But that does not have to be your story!

This month, we are offering practical strategies from some of the best women communicators we know. We hope you enjoy their tips about making your voice heard, communicating with colleagues who are poor communicators, and leading teams in ways that help everyone have their say.

Until next month, may your early days of summer be fun! 

And if you read a book that you think this community will enjoy, please send it to I’ll share a roundup next month.

Lisa B.
Charmaine McClarie6 Ways to Communicate Like a Leader–and Be Heard
“Communicate the vision, not the task. Leaders show you what the future looks like. They paint a very vivid picture of that. And that's why we follow them.” 

Charmaine McClarie, executive coach, author, and leading authority on executive presence. Find all 6 tips here.
Amy Gallo3 Ways to Communicate Effectively with a Difficult Colleague
“If you are pursuing goals to make your colleague less toxic, you’re never going to be able to achieve that. Instead, focus on the information you need: What is it you have to learn that week? What is the goal for the next month? And how do you achieve that?”
Amy Gallo, author of the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict and the forthcoming book Getting Along: How to Work with Anyone—Even Difficult People. Discover all 3 strategies here.
Molly Tschang3 Ways to How to Help All Voices be Heard in a Meeting
You can say, “I’m expecting folks to lean into difference, and by the way, it might sound like everyone’s agreeing, but I’d actually like everyone to take the other side and argue the other side because maybe we’re all missing something.” 

Molly Tschang, founder and CEO of Abella Consulting. Learn all 3 ways here.
Laysha WardLaysha Ward, Executive VP and Chief External Engagement Officer at Target, published an inspiring letter to her younger self this month. Give yourself a lift by reading it here.

And then, if you’re so moved, send a line about what you would tell your younger self to and we’ll share highlights from the community in July’s newsletter.
The 2022 Pennsylvania Conference for Women

October 6 & 7, 2022
Join us in-person at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, or online in our new full-day "Conference Anywhere" online experience. Featuring Malala Yousafzai, Jane Fonda, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, and so many more amazing speakers.

Ticket prices increase on July 7th. Learn more.

Justice, Equity, and Inclusion Series
Did you miss our most recent event in May? You can now access a recording of the session "Upstander or Bystander? Support AAPI Communities and Act Now."

Author and anti-bias & anti-racist educator Liz Kleinrock led a panel of experts to tackle this important and timely topic. Watch here.
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