The “Founding Mothers” of the “Women in Lean” – Lean Blog with Mark Graban

Crystal Davis, Karyn Ross, and Dorsey Sherman are the founders of the Women in Lean LinkedIn group.

The group is focused on providing a safe, positive, and supportive community to help women with process improvement experience to find the courage, confidence, network, and information to help them thrive in their career in a way that is truly authentic to who they are and how they want to show up.

They discuss the following topics and questions:

  • How did the Women in Lean group get started, and why?
  • Why do they (and many women) feel like they don’t have “a seat at the table”?
  • Why can “creating your own table” be helpful?
  • How can women get involved?
  • What can we do about the lack of equal representation on stage at Lean conferences?
  • How can men be better allies for women in the Lean community?

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