High Performance. Life Balance. Sustainable Change.
The current environment for women executives continues to be that they are a minority. While women outnumber men as a percentage of the total workforce and earn more undergraduate and graduate degrees than men, including law school. Only 3% of CEOs at Fortune 500 companies are women; Fortune magazine’s list of the Global 500 reveals seven female CEOs, or 1%; of these seven, four lead US companies. In law, while 35% of junior women consider themselves VERY AMBITIOUS, by age 45, that figure falls to 14%. This drop is much more dramatic in Science, Engineering, and Technology than other sectors of the economy.
The challenges reported by women include:
- Non-inclusive cultures
- Mysterious career paths
- Extreme work pressures
- Constant reproving of themselves
- Mismatched risk/recognition/reward structures
- Inadequate work/life balance
What are working women looking for?
- Equal opportunity to become a leader
- We need to know what works to create a successful career path.
- Respected for knowledge and expertise
- Defined, equitable paths as they progress.
- Consistent and sustainable balance in their professional and personal life.
The objectives of this program are to:
- Learn to think like a leader, embody the traits of a leader, and be seen as a leader.
- To build personal awareness and effectiveness for women about the unwritten rules at work.
- Develop a greater understanding about the unconscious processes that go into evaluation of the presentation of ideas, vision, data, and recommendations.
- Enhance participant’s ability to achieve their goals through more effective verbal and nonverbal communication.
- Teach participants how to become comfortable with their own voice, be heard, take a stand, take compliments, and enjoy success.
- To create an opportunity to give a pause and to feel a sense of community by discussing/sharing their personal thoughts and feelings in a confidential environment.
Benefits to the Company include:
- Higher levels of: Productivity, Engagement, Effectiveness and Retention
- Happier, more confident, more focused employees
- Raising the bar for entire workforce
- Lower long term health costs
- Lead others by example
- Improved decision making
- Enhanced team performance and cohesion
- Exceeding customer expectations
-- Mary Rust, Taft Law Firm
-- Zerlina Dubois, Executive and Global Women’s Program Sponsor, Proctor and Gamble Company
Ken Kramer, VP, Hillenbrand Industries
Stacey Risk, Hill-Rom
VP, Hillenbrand Industries
CEO, Fortune 500 company
Vice President, Human Resources