We Help Advance Your Female Talent

Professional development for women and women of color is paramount to an organization’s overall success in today’s marketplace – it keeps you competitive. It also allows you to attract the right talent and ensures that you retain them to help you deliver on your company’s business agenda. We have a passion and determination to ensure that you achieve this for your company

Accelerating the Talent Pipeline

We Are FrancineParham & Co.

We know the on-going professional development of women and women of color is not only critical for their overall professional success but equally important, an organization’s success. That is why we work every day with companies to provide recommended solutions, programs and resources to help companies with the advancement of their women and women of color talent.

What We Do To Advance Women and Women of Color. 

We enable your company to better position your women and women of color for professional success and advancement at work. 

We Do This By Providing:

The Sharpen Your Skills Professional™ Programs

Sharpen Your Skills Professional™ is a customized series of skills-based professional development modules conducted by Francine Parham and her team of expert coaches. The advancement skills focus on helping participants to practice and/or master the often-implicit skills that women and women of color need to demonstrate for their professional advancement at work.

Enable Their Success
A Professional Development Media Channel

Advancing Women in the Workplace is a subscription-based professional development media channel that produces and provides content focused on career advancement for professional women and women of color. There are two programs, “A Table Plus Two Chairs,” and the “Sharpen Your Skills Micro Workshops.” Additionally there is an invitation-only Professional Women’s Advancement Summit program held bi-annually for partnering companies. 

Activate Their Growth
Professional Development Consulting Services

Ensuring that you and your organization continue to advance women and women of color in the workplace often gets down to digging into the data and information and assessing where the true opportunities lay. Our organization provides such support with our qualitative and quantitative expertise.

Learn From Us

Our Founder | Francine Parham

Francine Parham is a career expert and practitioner focused on female leadership and the advancement of women and women of color into positions of leadership and authority in the workplace. Having spent two decades in the corporate sector advancing to the position of a global vice-president at General Electric and Johnson and Johnson, she has lived and experienced all the work that she and her organization do, which has positioned her as a human capital expert, thought leader and continuing practitioner.

She is the Founder and CEO of FrancineParham & Co. Her organization prepares women and women of color to advance in the workplace. She is the creator of the Sharpen Your Skills Professional™, a series of career development learning programs. Her organization conducts professional development programs focused on career advancement; provides consulting services for companies and; manages a subscription based professional development channel focused on the often-implicit skills women and women of color need for their professional advancement. Francine is also keynote and public speaker and serves as a Senior Fellow and Program Director for The Conference Board, a global think-tank. She has written for various online platforms and has been cited and recognized as a career expert in various published books. She is also the co-author of “The Ultimate Career Pocket Guide”, “The Memory Project” and the author of “Please Sit Over There: How to Manage Power, Overcome Exclusion and Succeed as a Black Woman at Work (Berrett-Koehler Publishers; Penguin Random House Distributors – August 2022).


Develop and retain your pipeline of women and women of color talent.

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