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Becoming a Person of Influence
Women who break through into senior-level leadership roles get there by delivering results. In John Maxwell’s book, “Becoming a Person of Influence: How to Positively Impact the Lives of Others” he lists a number of traits a person of influence should possess such as integrity, faith, skills in nurturing, listening, understanding, empowering and connecting. This topic will discuss the real traits of an individual who has become a true person of influence.

 

Dealing with Perception Vs. Reality: Can Women be Leaders?
The increasing demand for diverse leaders at all levels of an organization has given a new focus to the question whether women can lead effectively. The myths of the past regarding women’s effectiveness as leaders have been discarded; as evidence shows that today more than ever women are succeeding. Although there are still many challenges and territory to gain, women have proven to have “opened the door” of traditionally male dominated fields.

 

Leadership Beyond Survivor: Using the Power of Alliances
According to the National Association of Working Women, women still face multiple challenges in the workplace: a culture that minimizes and trivializes their problems, patronizing coworkers, critics who say their efforts will lead to catastrophe, and the risk that they will be pitted against one another. This discussion will focus on harnessing the power of alliances to lead more effectively. Winning takes collaboration and support from others. As in the show Survivor, the winners have strong allies.

 

Gendered Leadership: How Talented Women Thrive
Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce. They start careers in business and other professions with the same level of intelligence, education, and commitment as men. However, according to Catalyst, women in Fortune 500 Companies only make up 16.9 percent of board of directors, 14.6 percent of executives and 4.6 percent of CEOs. There is a significant gap.

 

Stop Playing Safe: Courageous Actions to Create a Brighter Future
In her latest book, Stop Playing Safe, Margie Warrell argues that we often know what we want to do but fail to do it because of fear of putting our vulnerability on the line. While not particularly fulfilling, we see the status quo as an easier and less scary option. There is proof of this as advances in brain imaging technology show that human beings are wired to avoid risk. It is easier to settle with the status quo than to take courageous action and make a change. But that leaves us with restricted opportunities to develop our potential and achieve our aspirations.

 

A Woman’s Secret to Success: Developing and Balancing Self-Confidence
Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives. People who lack self-confidence struggle to achieve success at work and in their personal life. But the good news is that self-confidence can be learned and developed by following some concrete steps. With the right amount of confidence, people are able to take informed risks and stretch themselves to reach their goals.

 

Purposeful Life: Living and Following Your Dreams
Clarity, focus and direction are essential to understanding what you really want – and to taking the steps to make it happen. Find out what female leaders in today’s workforce have done to achieve their dreams and to create a more successful life of meaning, fulfillment and purpose.

 

Successful Leadership Transitions for Women
Research shows that employees who successfully transition into leadership and management roles can increase effectiveness, productivity and impact in their organization by 25-50%. However, two-thirds of these employees never make the transition successfully. Studies done by Catalyst and other researchers have shown that women leaders are good for business: companies with more women in senior leadership roles outperform the competition. There is a positive relationship between the numbers of women in top management teams and the financial performance of the company as measured by Return on Equity (ROE) and Total Return to Shareholders (TRS). This session will address what can be done to ensure successful transitions and engagement for women into leadership and management roles.