Nancy Ramsey possesses the rare ability to evaluate and define situations
with honesty and sometimes shocking clarity. As a true believer in
the power of one voice, her vision for the future of women and business
will undoubtedly continue to strike chords around the world. Thus
far, her opinions, goals and insights have successfully defined one
of the strongest movements in history
the changing role of
women in this century. In universities, the U.S. Senate,
world women's organizations and international corporations, her provocative
voice rings out strong, heard and embraced by many.
On women's issues from public policy to consumer preferences, there
is no better way to express her voice than with her own words, consider
this brief sampling of statements published recently in the San Francisco
Chronicle, Nancy discusses how the "Common
Agenda of Women Will Shape the Future." A few excerpts from her
article read: "
The biggest change in the social order of the
20th century is the change in the status of women. Every family, workplace,
man and women feels it
Women's priorities are universal, even
if not ranked identically
Research shows that women share policy
priorities that cut across party lines and past disagreements. These
priorities are the outline of what women want for themselves and their
families in the 21st century. The top three policy priorities for
1) Healthcare for themselves,
senior citizens and children;
2) Education and
3) Gender equity
in workplace hiring, promotions, pay, benefits and lending. With a
common agenda, increasing economic clout and new, creative forms of
effecting change, women are likely to continue building the future
and legacy they want."
In consulting with corporations, small business and private voluntary organizations, Nancy's skills in building scenarios as well as examining and understanding the future add depth and vision to challenging dilemmas. For example, Nancy worked with The Conference Board's Work and Family Council and Council on Workforce Diversity to explore the impact different futures could have on Council work and corporate strategies.
Nancy's speeches this year range from Keynote speaker at The
National Academy of Engineering's Summit on Women to Luncheon
Speaker to a Conference on Information Technology in the Workplace
at Creighton University's College of Business in Omaha, Nebraska.
Conference sponsors commented "People were impressed and motivated
by your talk. You were a big hit at our Conference!" Nancy's ability
to speak on a broad range of issues, particularly the future adds
new and different perspectives to subjects.
Nancy uses her vision and voice to consult with the Global Business
Network as a futurist and co-author, with Pamela McCorduck, The
Futures of Women: Scenarios for the 21st Century. The scenarios
of the future featured in the book set up a useful base from which
to reflect on our world today and establish both communication and
real steps forward for the progress of women.