The latest from Jill Nowacki

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Why would a good executive leave a seat at the table?

In 2015, Leslie Miley was Twitter’s only black lead engineer. Upon his separation from Twitter, he published a post on Medium discussing the conflicted environment he worked in: On ...

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Proof that diversity is not enough

For some time now, I have wanted to write an article about standing with the middle-aged white man; about understanding the accidental forms of discrimination and subjugation of women: Those ...

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Avoid the “Because I said so” culture

If you have ever had a conversation with parents-to-be prior to them actually becoming parents, you have probably heard assertions like: “My kids will only have 30 minutes of screen ...

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I’ve got some questions about your plan to merge

What hole would it leave in your community if your credit union went away? How would your members’ lives change? These are insightful questions to ask when considering the future ...

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Is this your year to become CEO?

In 2018, I helped five credit unions place new top executives. In the process of reviewing resumes and screening and interviewing hundreds of candidates, I came across many exceptional people. ...

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Being human is not a liability

My 4th grade teacher once got frustrated with the collective distractedness of my class. She responded by instructing us that from that point forward, we should put our troubles on ...

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What about those binders full of women?

I wish we had been more tolerant of Mitt Romney’s binders full of women. This summer, a colleague proudly shared the agenda of a conference he hosted. I scanned ...