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Special Citation by Governor Kathy Hochul

New York State recognizes #RedShoeTuesday’s impact and role in creating a more equitable society Marking its first decade, the Red Shoe Movement is conferred a Special Citation by Governor Kathy Hochul

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.

2022 Red Shoe Movement Signature Event

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…

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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.
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo
President & CEO, Celebrity Cruises
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!
Claudia Vazquez
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!
Patricia Mejia of Microsoft, attended our RSM Signature Event to receive her Red Shoe Leader Award. In the video she shares how the Step Up Program helped her grow in her career and gain additional visibility inside and outside her organization.
Patricia Mejia
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.
Mercedes Benivegna
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.
María José Gómez Silva
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!
Cosette Gutierrez

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