Women In Leadership

a one-page primer on what this is all about


Female employees are faced with a myriad of challenges in the workplace (the pay gap, being cut out of promotion pipelines, the double bind and likability penalty, being interrupted and having credit taken for ideas more frequently), which often hold them back from reaching higher leadership levels within their organizations. While we wait for the rest of society to catch up and make room for women, female employees can use our women in leadership training to make strides for themselves. In this experiential workshop, participants will develop the communication techniques necessary to navigate professional environments assertively, speaking up for themselves and uplifting fellow female colleagues.

what you will learn

the lack of women in leadership positions due to unequal advice and mentoring, the gender wage gap, and the 'gender double bind' which requires them to toe the line between being assertive and kind

societal expectations that differ between men and women, including of men to talk and women to listen, and of men to look out for themselves and women to help others

micro-aggressions, such as frequent interruptions and the expectation to do “office housework”

what you will practice

accepting the role of allyship by first understanding challenges women in the workplace face and committing to actively supporting female colleagues

listening with openness and empathy to hear female colleagues’ perspectives, combat interruptions, and identify situations in which they can offer support

adjusting non-verbal communication habits to be more inclusive of women

vouching for female colleagues’ competencies and touting their accomplishments, while not speaking for them

brainstorming actionable next steps they can take to make their workplace an even better, more equal, and more inclusive place to work

fun fact

topical trivia you probably don’t know

Did you know...

...when identical resumes are sent out with different names, 79% of the male resumes were deemed hireable vs just 49% of females?