The latest from Jill Nowacki

- by Jill Nowacki, Humanidei

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 ...

- by Jill Nowacki, Humanidei

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 ...

- by Jill Nowacki, Humanidei

Isn’t the way women treat each other a bigger problem?

Women thrive at work when they are mentored by men. But isn’t the way women treat each other a bigger problem?   Hiring managers should evaluate job postings and recruitment ...

- by Jill Nowacki, Humanidei

Mansplaining, mentoring and #MeToo

When a male colleague tells me I face some challenges that he doesn’t, but at least I have it better than his mother did, that feels a lot like ...

- by Jill Nowacki, Humanidei

Don’t launch innovative technology; solve member problems.

As a full-time-working, sort-of-single mom, my biggest challenge is scarcity of time, so I appreciate anything that adds convenience to my life. While my increasing number of local-only, farm fresh, ...

- by Jill Nowacki, Humanidei

Why is your board diversity initiative failing?

A colleague who consults with credit unions was called in to speak with a Board. She was surprised by the chosen location for the meeting: It was known for great ...

- by Jill Nowacki, Humanidei

Stop being pretty good for a girl

Growing up with two older brothers and a dad who coached boys’ sports, I enjoyed a life of often being the only girl in a sea of boys. This environment ...