Our Mission

ELEVATING WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE

No Woman Left Behind is on a mission to eradicate the gender gap in corporate by empowering women to advance in their careers.

ABOUT NO WOMAN LEFT BEHIND

No Woman Left Behind was founded in 2021 by Rosie Zilinskas to elevate women in the world through education, mentorship, and community. We provide one-on-one coaching, career and leadership development courses, a podcast, and free educational resources that inspire and guide women to unlock the leader within and create a career and life they love.

2009

THE FIRST STEP

After a strenuous three-and-a-half year process, my divorce was finalized, lifting a massive weight off my shoulders. As I began to carve out a new life for myself and my children, I was also able to start getting back on my feet financially.

2009

2010

SETTING SIGHTS ON MY CAREER

Post-divorce, I devoted a lot of energy to rebuilding my mental and emotional well-being. With my newfound financial stability, I was able to purchase a home for my kids and I. Knowing that I needed to provide for them, I began to think about what was next for my career. At the time I was an insurance underwriter, but I knew I was destined to lead and help grow my organization.

2010

2012

Finding My Voice

As I made moves at work like volunteering for new tasks and meeting all my KPIs, I anticipated someone would notice and give me a promotion — but it never came. I met with an executive to tell them my intentions of moving into management and was surprised to hear they had no idea I wanted to move up. The words I heard next changed my life: “You never said anything!” I realized that in order to climb the corporate ladder, I had to use my voice. A few months later, I moved into my new office as a manager.

2012

2016

BALANCING LIFE AND CAREER GROWTH

Now that I’d successfully started to climb the corporate ladder and create the life I wanted, I knew it was finally time to get back in the dating pool. I met my husband in August 2015, quickly fell in love, and we were married the following April (and yes, I used to think getting married so soon was crazy too until it happened to me!). I stayed laser-focused on my career, setting my sights on a home office position that I knew was perfect for me and taking the steps I needed to land it.

2016

2017

EARNING MY SEAT AT THE TABLE

I did it – I landed my dream job! I earned my seat at the table as an Executive Vice President, the unanimous choice from a pool of 10 candidates. This was one of the proudest days of my career, because I knew that I’d left no stone unturned to land that position. It was incredibly gratifying to see the tremendous amount of hard work and preparation I’d put in pay off for me.

2017

2019

GIVING BACK THROUGH Career COACHING

After elevating my own life, it was time for me to give back. I had a vision of helping women stop holding themselves back in their careers and I set out to do just that. I started volunteering at organizations like Dress for Success Chicago and The Barrington Career Center to coach women through career transitions, and I also joined Toastmasters and attended the National Speakers Academy so I could better share my knowledge through speaking.

2019

2021

CREATING NO WOMAN LEFT BEHIND

I realized my mission was to eradicate the corporate world’s gender gap by empowering women in their career development. I founded No Woman Left Behind career coaching. Now I help women recognize how they’re holding themselves back by not asking for what they want, failing to negotiate their salaries, or being too afraid to apply for jobs they don’t think they’re “qualified” for — because I believe every woman deserves to land her dream job.

2021

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU

THRIVE IN YOUR CAREER

CAREER
COACHING

Get the expert guidance you need to decide what you really want from your career, then make it a reality. With one-on-one career coaching from Rosie Zilinskas, you’ll get the career mentorship and personalized strategies you need to overcome hurdles that are holding you back from advancing your career — and creating a life you love.

RESUME
WRITING

With an average of 250 resumes submitted for every corporate job opening, it’s vital you stand out from the crowd. No Woman Left Behind’s resume writing experts know exactly what hiring managers are looking for, and together we’ll distill your skills and achievements into an eye-catching, keyword-optimized resume that positions you as the woman for the job.

CORPORATE
KICKSTART

Create your customized roadmap to building a career you love (and get the title and money you deserve).

 

This free course with help set you on the path to achieving all of the things that you are looking to achieve in your career and help you to create a roadmap to success.

Meet Rosie

Rosie Zilinskas is the CEO and founder of No Woman Left Behind and an executive vice president in the insurance industry. An international leadership coach and corporate trainer, she has spoken on stages all over the U.S. and Latin America and has lent her career expertise to numerous podcasts and media outlets.

 

Prior to launching No Woman Left Behind, Rosie graduated from the University of Ilinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in actuarial science and spent three decades climbing the corporate ladder. A mother of two young adults, she is a first-generation Mexican-American who’s obsessed with personal development and listening to podcasts and audiobooks. She currently lives in Chicago with her husband and beloved mini Goldendoodle, Oakley.

BUT LIFE WASN’T ALWAYS THIS AMAZING

Years ago, I was a mother of two young children trapped in an abusive marriage. At one point I feared for my life and knew I had to leave for the safety of myself and my kids. The next four years of my life was dominated by a contentious custody battle that I ultimately prevailed over, and it was finally time to move on with my life — but the divorce financially ruined me and my career had been put on hold while I was navigating this difficult chapter in my life. I’d foreclosed on our family home and moved in with my parents: My life was nothing like I’d imagined it would be at the age of 40.

I REALIZED I WAS IN CHARGE OF MY OWN DESTINY

One morning I woke up and had the realization that if my life was going to change for the better, I had to take control. The only one who had the power to change my life was. So I embarked on a journey of emotional, spiritual, and financial renewal — and within 18 months, I was closing on a new home for me and my children.

 

I had turned our lives around, and now it was time to focus on my career. I knew I had the potential to do so much more so I told senior leadership I was interested in a management role, then worked my butt off to make it happen. Today I’m an executive VP for a multi-billion dollar global insurance company, all because I realized I had to speak up and advocate for myself in order to advance.

NOW I’M ON A MISSION TO HELP WOMEN CLIMB THE Corporate LADDER

Over my 30 years in the corporate world, I’ve seen firsthand how women all too often hold themselves back in their careers by not speaking up or being afraid to ask for what they deserve. Creating the career and the life you desire all starts with learning to trust and believe in yourself, and through No Woman Left Behind I’m determined to elevate women in the world by equipping them with the mindset, knowledge, and skills they need to thrive incorporate. I’ve helped dozens of women get unstuck and gain the confidence to achieve their goals, and I’d love to help you do the same.

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FREE RESOURCES TO HELP YOU CLIMB THE LADDER

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

3 Steps for Women in Corporate to Stop Being Left Behind

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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

3 Steps for Women in Corporate to Stop Being Left Behind

GET THAT PROMOTION

3 Conversation Starters to Get a Seat at the Table

GET MORE

DONE

The Productivity Strategies You Need to Thrive in Your Career