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“The confidence of the women increased and they are now able to think strategically at a higher level. Their ability to manage themselves was also a great output from the program. We can’t recommend partnering with HNS enough!

– Nate Fox, Talent Development Manager at BIC

Patrick Colvin

“If you are looking to take the development and advancement of the women leaders within your organization to the next level, look no further than HNS. Not only do they provide the tools, resources and guidance to unlock potential… they are experts in helping propel your women out of their comfort zones, develop confidence and manage their inner critic. The best thing about HNS is their knowledge and understanding of intersectionality, recognizing that the starting line isn’t the same for all women. Their equitable program framework has been well received and produced great results for us. They continue to empower our women and I cannot think of a better partnership.”

Patrick Colvin
– Patrick Colvin, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Head of Talent & Development,
Société Générale
Kim Van Orman

“We have been a client of HNS for several years and they are always our first stop when we need expertise in women’s leadership development. The women we’ve sent to Accelerate and Fast Track programs over the years show up more powerfully and make greater contributions as a result. We feel it’s a great investment in talent that helps us retain women and develop them.”

Kim Van Orman

– Kim Van Orman, Chief Human Resources Officer, USI Insurance Services

– Dom DiCindio, Head of People & Culture at Almirall

“HNS is a valued, trusted partner for developing women leaders at Almirall. The outcomes I have seen from participants are elevated and enables the company to ensure we have a robust talent bench. I see it in their leadership presence and the behaviors they demonstrate. Many talent development programs have been around for a while. It’s time for a non-traditional model that works.

“HNS Accelerate has done exactly what the name advocates for me. I was able to identify and address my own roadblocks and build new standards for development to the next level. The recognition from senior leaders and the genuine feeling of increased confidence speak volumes for its impact. The best part is that the knowledge, techniques, and self-discoveries gained through the six months continue to guide me into the future.”

– Viviana Qing Abbate, Executive Director, Global Financial Institution

“HNS Accelerate gave me the opportunity to examine my professional goals, define my brand and devise strategies to achieve my ultimate goals. The team is knowledgeable, authentic and passionate about seeing women thrive not only through the 6 months but beyond. And it was great to be connected to like-minded, highly motivated colleagues across industries.”

– COO of US Leverage Finance at Credit Suisse

“The six months of HNS Accelerate were incredibly valuable for me. Karen, Ellen and Denise have created a no-waste, high-impact leadership development program that drives results. Not only did I meet the goals I set out for myself at the onset, I was able to quickly surpass them.”

– VP, Insurance Co.

“Her New Standard’s AMPLIFY program is a priceless experience! The coaches provided a safe but challenging learning environment, pushing each leader to stretch out of their comfort zones. The learnings encompass relevant leadership learnings that can immediately be put in to practice. The groupwork not only focused on the material but built camaraderie, resulting in a strong cohort of female leaders that were there to support each other. I could not have asked to be part of a better program!“

– Laura M., Boehringer Ingelheim

“I’ve learned to leverage my authenticity; to identify and believe in what I bring to the table.”

– COO, Technology Co.

“The program has exceeded my expectations. The one-on-one coaching has been hugely impactful. In the past, I would not have been as bold.”

– Head of HR, Global Non-Profit

“Most impactful for me has been an opportunity to pause and reflect. Thinking through my strengths and what I really want for myself was not something I was doing before.”

– Vice President, Insurance Co.

“Most powerful has been the cohort of amazing women who have provided me with tremendous advice and insights. If you’re ready for transformation, enroll in HNS Accelerate.

– Non-profit Director

“HNS empowers women through an emotionally challenging, enriching and life changing journey of self-reflection and growth.”

– Michele Gordon, Clinical Scientist at Boehringer Ingelheim

“As the first attendee of the HNS Accelerate program from my law firm, I attended to grow my own skills and to vet it for others at my firm. To my delight, I not only found the program to be a great investment for all future women leaders, but also for myself. The group sessions covered topics critical to self-leadership. The community of women allowed for valuable support and problem-solving and the executive coaching helped me to overcome internal barriers to generating business for my firm. I highly recommend the HNS Accelerate program to women leaders who want to catapult past limiting beliefs.”

– April F. Condon, Partner at Large Regional Law Firm

“We began our partnership with Her New Standard (HNS) in 2019 when they facilitated an interactive and insightful workshop on “What Holds Women Back” to our Harman Women’s Network on International Women’s Day. This was an important and visible day of celebration and our commitment to advance women leaders. HNS was the perfect partner providing relevant content, robust dialogue, reflection and individual commitment to create tangible actions to elevate leadership levels. We at Harman are huge fans of HNS and look forward to future virtual and in person offerings.”

– Carmen Blanco, Global Director, Talent Management, Diversity & Inclusion and High Potential Programs Harman International

“Ellen led a riveting presentation – What Holds Women Back – which allowed participants to level set their own “current self” and work to develop their leadership potential, upon a greater understanding of themselves. We took away actionable tips immediately and put them into practice in our daily lives. We asked Ellen for a lot and she overdelivered.”

– Melanie LeGrande, Major League Baseball

“I speak for many when I say participants left the program feeling optimistic after having been fortified with knowledge and tools necessary to create positive change for themselves. Cultivate a Powerful Presence: Strategies to Enhance Your Practice was spot on in identifying common obstacles faced by women in the workplace. It allowed for group discussion of shared experiences in a supportive and encouraging environment. It challenged attendees to not only hold themselves accountable for certain behavior and patterns that could be holding them back but also to envision means by which to attain optimal career success.”

– Jennifer Wheelock, McGivney, Kluger & Cook, P.C., Chair of the Women in the Law Section of the CT Bar Assoc.
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