Men have done an exceedingly great job at building their networks and building their support systems together. We have got to learn how to do that. Women need to learn how to do that.
Rochester Hills, MI (PRWEB) June 19, 2013
The latest video features highlights from Lori Blaker’s appearance at the US Chamber of Commerce’s “Advancing Women to the Top” leadership breakfast, where she spoke on gender diversity and leadership. The event was a partnership between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Women in Business (CWB), the Rochester Regional, Auburn Hills and Troy Chambers of Commerce.
Blaker expressed the contrast between how men and women are supported in the workplace, “I think that men have done a really good job, and they have had a lot more practice than us, at building their old boy networks. I think women have yet to do that. Where men support each other, they can be arrogant, cut throat and people will applaud that. They’ll say, ‘Wow what a business leader, he’s dynamic, he’s growing his organization!’ If a woman does that, well we’re caddy, we’re witches… whatever! So there is a double standard.”
Blaker went on to emphasize that women should learn from men, saying, “Men have done an exceedingly great job at building their networks and building their support systems together. We have got to learn how to do that. Women need to learn how to do that.” Blaker has been taking a leadership role in advancing the goals of gender diversity in the workplace.
As President and CEO of one of the fastest growing women-led organization in North America, Lori Blaker serves as a devoted advocate for women’s rights. Even as her company continues to expand globally, she still finds time to mentor and guide individual women. Blaker’s leadership skills, continues to be recognized by the business community.
TTi Global has ranked consistently among the "Top 25 Woman-Run Businesses in the USA" as recognized by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council. In 2012 President/CEO Lori Blaker received the “Leader of Leaders” Award from Leadership Oakland. Additionally she was a part of the first ever US Department of Commerce trade mission to Afghanistan.
TTi Global has experienced 263 percent growth over the past five years and has received recognition for its corporate achievement. In 2012, TTi Global earned a position on the coveted Inc. Magazine’s 5000 list for the second time. TTi Global was ranked as one of Michigan's fastest growing privately-held companies (as recognized by Crain's Detroit in 2010 and 2011) and ranked as one of the fastest growing private companies in America (according to Inc. Magazine).
TTi Global provides staffing, learning, research and consulting solutions to industries across various sectors with automotive as a core focus. TTi Global oversees operations on five continents with offices spanning the globe, which include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Venezuela, UK and most recently Afghanistan.
With a staff of over 2000 employees in international operations, they offer a wide range of services, tailor made to drive business goals, including business consulting, research, staffing, workforce development and learning solutions. TTi Global world headquarters are located in Rochester Hills, Michigan.