Championed of Feminist Metaphor, Marilyn Loden, passed away at 76

Championed of Feminist Metaphor, Marilyn Loden, passed away at 76

Marilyn Loden is an American writer, management consultant, and diversity advocate. She invented the idiom

“Glass ceiling”, during a 1978 speech. She was also spotlighted enlist on the BBC series 100 Women where she discussed the role of gender discrimination in the workbench. She is a graduate of Syracuse University.

Marilyn is the writer of many books with a focus on employee diversity in the workforce.

One of BBC’s Top 100 Inspirational women, Marilyn Loden, passed away at the age of 76

Marilyn, who championed the Feminist Metpahor dies at the age of 76. She died on August 6 at a hospital in St.Helena, California. She was 76.

Her sister and only immediate survivor, Patricia Pollok, said the cause of the death was small-cell lung cancer. She has battled Cancer for a long time which became her cause of death.

Where was Marilyn born? About her Early Life

Marilyn was born on July 12, 1946, in Hyde Park, New York. No records about her parents as to who her father and mother are. Also, there is no information about her siblings, whether she has a brother or sister.

marilyn loden age
source: NYTIMES

She spent her early life in Hyde Park, New York with her parents. And she graduated from Syracuse University.

Marilyn’s Professional Career

She is a leading authority on managing change to support and leverage diversity in the workplace. For over 35 years, she has consulted with corporations, government, agencies,

Universities, law firms, and management consulting firms and implementing innovative programs. She established her consulting firm in 1981, she was responsible for organization effectiveness surveys and consultation with senior executives on strategic change management.

She has advised many organizations throughout her career. Loden also worked with HR planning teams applying behavioral science concepts and tools to accelerate support for change, align corporate cultures with diversity and inclusion and assure sustainability.

Throughout her career, Marilyn has remained committed to helping organizations advance equity and effectiveness by building inclusive cultures where women and men from diverse backgrounds can thrive.

Marilyn’s Achievements

In April 2016, she was awarded the civilian Superior Service Medal by the U.S Chief of Naval Operations for her insightful leadership in refining policy and strategy to support an absolute commitment to non-discriminations and uncompromising standards of performance related to matters of diversity and gender equity. She was also selected by the BBC as one of 100 influential and inspirational women around the world.

Who is Marilyn’s Spouse?

For 42 years, she has been happily married to John Loden, a writer, and retired advertising executive. The couple divides their time between homes in Napa, California, and Naples, Florida.

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