What is the Red Shoe Movement?
The RSM is a leading company dedicated to the career and leadership development of women. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are in our DNA. We are supported by a global community of people who empower each other for career success.
This year’s featured executives included:
Samantha Skey, CEO, SHE Media (A Penske Media Company); Zainab Salbi, Co-Founder, Daughters for Earth & Founder, Women For Women; Carla Dodds, VP, Head of Industry, Financial Services, Penske Media; Julissa Gutiérrez, Chief Diversity Officer, New York State; Nancy Hom, VP, Chief of Staff of Internal Audit, MetLife; Eugene Kelly, VP, Global Head DEI, Colgate- Palmolive; Jorge Quezada, VP, People and Culture, Granite Construction; Robert Abreu, VP, Global Head, Tech Risk for Corporate Solutions, Goldman Sachs; Ali Curi, President, HPNG & Podcaster Producer/ Host, ION, a FinTech company; Lauren Díaz, Director – Program Management Office, Sustainability & Special Projects, Goodwin; Roxanna Flores, SVP, Human Capital Operations, UnivisionTelevisa; Cosette Gutierrez, Executive Director, LUCA (Latino U College Access); Annalisa Paliyenko, Global Learning Partner- Americas: Global Program Manager – Interrupting Unconscious Bias, Hitachi Energy; Cheyenne Van Cooten, Global AWS DEI Leader, Worldwide Commercial Sales/Global Startups, Amazon
2022 Red Shoe Movement Signature Event
The Red Shoe Movement Signature Event is an experiential leadership conference where professionals who work at Fortune 500 companies get together once a year to teach and learn from each other. It usually takes place at MetLife, Grand Central Station, in New York City. Created with a proprietary methodology, the event features a Q&A session with C-Suite leaders, two rounds of several Mutual Mentoring Circles led by executives specially trained in the Red Shoe Movement method, an Executive Circle with senior leaders, and many, many surprises.
The 2022 event was the Red Shoe Movement’s 10th Anniversary. The main sponsors were MetLife, Colgate-Palmolive, Spotify, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Granite Construction, and Morgan Stanley. Our shoe sponsor was ALLY Shoes who designed custom-made red shoes for early registration, and we partnered with Angelina Paris to create an amazing red meringue cake, with Cacao by Cipriani for the chocolate shoes gifts we gave the executives who were part of the program.
We received a Special Citation by Kathy Hochul, New York State Governor for our role in promoting female leadership and gender equity and inclusion in the state and globally, and for the influence of our initiative #RedShoeTuesday.
This year’s featured executives included:
Samantha Skey, CEO, SHE Media (A Penske Media Company) Zainab Salbi, Co-Founder, Daughters for Earth & Founder, Women For Women Carla Dodds, VP, Head of Industry, Financial Services, Penske Media Julissa Gutiérrez, Chief Diversity Officer, New York State Nancy Hom, VP, Chief of Staff of Internal Audit, MetLife Eugene Kelly, VP, Global Head DEI, Colgate Palmolive Jorge Quezada, VP, People and Culture, Granite Construction Robert Abreu, VP, Global Head, Tech Risk for Corporate Solutions, Goldman Sachs Ali Curi, President, HPNG & Podcaster Producer/ Host, ION, a FinTech company Lauren Díaz, Director – Program Management Office, Sustainability & Special Projects, Goodwin Roxanna Flores, SVP, Human Capital Operations, UnivisionTelevisa Cosette Gutierrez, Executive Director, LUCA (Latino U College Access) Annalisa Paliyenko, Global Learning Partner- Americas: Global Program Manager – Interrupting Unconscious Bias, Hitachi Energy Cheyenne Van Cooten, Global AWS DEI Leader, Worldwide Commercial Sales/Global Startups, Amazon
Career & Leadership Development Programs
Our secret formula? Self-motivation and mutual mentoring.
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The Step Up Plus is one of our most effective programs.
In this leadership development program we help women develop soft skills.
We cover: negotiation, personal branding, strategic networking, executive presence and more.
Our powerful content considers the different learning styles and needs of career women. With audio podcasts, master classes, webinars, online coaching, the results speak for themselves.
Ringing the Bell on the 7 Seas with the Red Shoe Movement has been one of the highlights of my year. It is a powerful initiative that allows Celebrity Cruises to share with our guests, crew, associates and the world our commitment to gender equality. I can’t say enough about the creativity, marketing expertise, inclusion credentials, and energy that the Red Shoe Movement team brought to the table through the entire process from ideation to execution. A dream team that did the impossible to make us shine.
The RSM event reminded me in a very vivid way that we all have the ability to add value based on our expertise and unique strengths. That I should always find that one thing that makes me different and that is the same thing that makes me stand out from the rest. That I should continue to be bold on expressing my aspirations and be resilient on the pursuit of them!
What caught my attention when I first heard of the RSM, was its regional impact. As a high performer for Microsoft, they offered me the opportunity to be part of the RSM Step Up Plus program. I’ve set up and facilitated the RSM Circles at my subsidiary. This program has enabled me to gain self-confidence, it gave me visibility both within my subsidiary and in the region, it has provided me with tools to discuss my career plan and to interact with my colleagues inside and outside of Microsoft. So the empowerment is done!
Excellent program. Most of all, we deepened our self-knowledge. It has opened the path to get to know each other better despite our generational differences and the different areas we work in. We help each other, listen to each other, and it has enabled us to explain to men the benefits of women development within the organization. The red shoe has marked our sense of belonging. We are fascinated!! We have a huge desire to grow both professionally and personally. It’s useful for all aspects of life.
As Regional Director and Member of the Diversity and Inclusion Council for Novartis Latin America and Canada, I was able to give a group of female talent in the region the opportunity to be part of and actively participate in the Step Up Plus program. I mastered a lot of tools myself and received support to continue advancing in my career. As a leader I feel much more motivated.
Since attending the RSM Signature Event with my team in 2016, we received training, and have consistently held monthly mentoring circles at our office with our group expanding to over 30 participants now. Every month, teammates have an opportunity to share career updates and celebrate each other’s accomplishments. Without fail, month after month, at least one of RSM Circle members has shared that she has been promoted at work! It’s been very rewarding to live the RSM principles and our results are a testament to how powerful these circles have been for us.
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Who Is the Red Shoe Movement For?
A woman who is doing well, but is interested in doing even better. And you’re not sure how to go about it. You may be a bit unsatisfied at work. You understand that personal well-being and professional satisfaction go hand in hand. You’re ready to adjust your situation. You want to find ways to better integrate the personal and professional aspects of your life. You love to stay informed on career-related topics and to take part in events. Especially if you get to meet like-minded women. You would like to have professional support and new resources to grow in your career. That’s why you are exploring the Red Shoe Movement.