PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

 

Leading Gracefully: How to Lean into Your Strengths for More Impact

100 Word Description:

Women have a unique challenge in the workplace in the face of ingrained gender bias. Studies show that leadership is still equated with traditionally masculine qualities, like being aggressive, direct and dominating. However, when women choose to lead with this style, studies also show their likeability and effectiveness suffers.

This unique challenge is called the Double Bind where women are faced to choose between being seen as competent versus being liked. Traditional models of leadership actually work against women, which leads to a lack of confidence and lack of impact. This "Tightrope of Leadership" makes it difficult for women to find an authentic leadership style, and can lead to a lack of motivation, performance or opting out.

Three Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about a new model of leadership that plays to women's strengths
  • How to set a clear vision to inspire collaboration & innovation on teams
  • How to use empathy and vulnerability to motivate & manage high-performing teams

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Beat the Bully: How to Turn up your Inner Cheerleader for More Sway

100 Word Description:

Studies show that women consistently undervalue themselves and underestimate their abilities compared to men. This lack of self-confidence and the resulting "Imposter Syndrome" results in women speaking up less, not pursuing career opportunities or leaning in. Could this lack of self-confidence be contributing to the leadership gap within organizations?

If we want to seriously address this issue, we must address the effects of gender bias, the lack of supportive role models/mentors and the limiting beliefs getting in the way of having the confidence it takes to be successful. This program is designed to give the tools on how to combat the limiting beliefs that stand in the way of confidence to develop leadership presence and influence.

Three Learning Outcomes:

  • How to identify the the Inner Bully
  • How to turn up the volume on the Inner Cheerleader
  • How to use Power Poses to develop leadership presence

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Navigating Gender Bias in the
Workplace

100 Word Description:

Recent neuroscience research shows that part of the reason why we still see a gender gap in leadership is due to the unconscious wiring of the brain. The subsequent subtle behavior that stems from unconscious bias can potentially exclude a certain group of people while giving a slight advantage to others. This results is an unlevel playing field that creates work environments where one group is more dominant than the other.

As organizations begin to understand the importance of diversity training, one question still remains. How does one navigate bias in the face of persistent stereotypes and slow-changing cultures?

Three Learning Outcomes:

  • How bias works in the brain and results in micro-behaviors that can have negative impact
  • The 4 types of gender bias & the impact on women in the workplace
  • Tools on how to effectively navigate gender bias

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Gender Balanced Leadership: How to Create Inclusive Cultures that Drive Innovation

100 Word Description:

For many decades, organizations have been tackling the gender gap issue by spending millions of dollars on diversity initiatives. With only 14% of women holding executive leadership positions, and 3% of CEO positions in Fortune 500’s, the gap persists and those well-intentioned initiatives are missing the mark.

Closing the gender gap requires a much more holistic approach, starting from buy-in from top leadership, along with a bottom-up approach to create the type of culture change necessary to see women represented in larger numbers in leadership positions. It's time to go beyond making this a "womens issue" to involving all stakeholders within an organization to see real culture change.

Three Learning Outcomes:

  • The Business Case for Gender Balanced organizations
  • A new model of Gender Balanced Leadership designed to drive innovation
  • Key strategies for implementing gender balance initiatives and culture change

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