The women in your organisation make up half of your talent pipeline, from your front lines to your C-suite. Despite recent gains in the share of women in leadership, the pandemic has undone much of that progress — with women now leaving the workforce at much higher rates than men and women’s participation in the labor force dropping to its lowest level in 3 decades. That’s why it’s critical that organisations make intentional efforts to invest in the retention and support of talented women leaders.
- MODULE 1: Owning Your Career
Owning your career requires intentionality about where you want to end up. Women in particular often find that life throws up so many challenges along the way. This module will cover topics around being intentional with your career, beginning to author your own story, seeking opportunity in adversity, changing your mind, and changing your goals.
- MODULE 2: Making Time to Think
In todays always-on global workplace, making time to think is often overlooked and undervalued. In its absence, we are always doing and never being, our creativity and innovation gets stifled. This module will focus on self-reflection practices, including work on personal values and strengths in order to take up your own space with confidence.
- MODULE 3: The power of Networking, Role Models, and Mentoring
Using our network to seek multiple perspectives, and to challenge what we know and how we think, is both a motivational technique and a very human way of being and women often need to work harder to find role models that inspire. This module will discuss the power of networking for career development and the importance of seeking both role models and mentors for growth.
- MODULE 4: Dealing with Perfectionism
High-performing individuals often begin their careers by perfecting the work that they do. Women in particular find that as they take on positions of higher responsibility, the perfection that served them in their early careers begins to hold them back. This module will focus on tools and techniques for managing boundaries and complimenting your strengths with those of your network.
- MODULE 5: Dealing with Organisational Challenges
Moving towards roles of leadership becomes less about technical expertise and more about what motivates people. This module will tackle understanding the dynamics of an evolving organisational culture, negotiating effectively, giving and receiving great feedback, and using your strengths to persuade and influence.
- MODULE 6: Your Story – Leading with Authenticity and Presence
Successful leaders have the ability to appreciate their successes while maintaining the humility to know they will always be a learner. This module will focus on developing and articulating your personal leadership story and imagining your future leadership possibilities.