Women In Leadership

28th-29th September 2024

Online + Live Streaming

The global leadership landscape has evolved considerably over the years, and yet the topic of gender in leadership, still poses a challenge for organizations and leaders, alike. A new way of leading is required to ensure sustainability within organizations, and this means creating workplaces that are inclusive for all genders.
Women who are ready to take on the challenge of leadership are ideally suited to thrive in this new type of leadership as they tend to lead in a more collaborative, diverse and value-based manner.
In this highly interactive course, we explore the new world of work and specifically women’s potential by looking at the integration of personal, interpersonal and professional leadership elements. We look at how bias comes up in the workplace, and we offer practical strategies on how women can overcome these biases (their own and others’) and strive for success.
We will unpack the different leadership styles and approaches the different genders apply, and how to use these differences constructively. The course is designed to support female leaders in building and maintaining their self-confidence without losing their authenticity. The course aims to equip female
leaders with the tools for sustainable success


Course Outcomes

Recognizing that gender bias exists in the workplace and navigating through these biases for the best outcomes.
Increased self-awareness, and commitment to develop your leadership skills.

Develop personal leadership skills and create a personal leadership plan to ensure your own wellbeing.
Understanding how leadership might be different for women in the workplace.
Identify challenges facing you as a woman leader at work and understand a range of coping mechanisms to suit your leadership style.
Develop your leadership skills to build relationships and motivate others.
Develop your leadership communication skills and lead teams with creativity.
Use your leadership skills to effectively manage power and conflict at work to shape culture and practice.
Understanding the different leadership styles men and women use and how these styles are most
effectively implemented.
How different genders have different rules about what is considered “appropriate” behavior.



Unconscious gender bias in the workplace Diversity in leadership
Recognizing and acknowledging own and others’ biases
The different types of gender bias Conscious versus subconscious
Focusing on behaviors and actions VS people
Valuing diverse perspectives and contributions
Recognizing different cultural preferences and adapting appropriate leadership strategies
Leading with an inclusive lens
Lead by example
Developing a leadership identity and your personal brand Developing networks and building alliances.
Understanding self
Creating your own unique brand
Relationships influencing leadership identity
Understanding how the motivation to lead is influenced by power, achievement and sociability
Exploring the different networks and alliances available
Getting ahead through effective alliances Peer coaching groups and networks o Cast your net wider
Authenticity in leadership Coaching, mentoring and sponsorship
Remaining true to own personal values
Aligning actions to values and beliefs
Resisting the urge to conform Courage to act
Examine strengths and weaknesses without bias
Unpacking the relationship and differences between coaching, mentoring and sponsorship
When to use coaching, mentoring and sponsorship
Owning the process for own development
Giving back – coaching, mentoring and sponsoring others
Communicating and negotiating with confidence Overcoming barriers
Establishing trust and credibility
Effective listening – listen to understand vs listen to respond
Understanding the different barriers women leaders face
Overcoming fears and phobias
Holding self and others accountable
Flexible communication Leadership tools for women
Shared values and common goals
Seeking win-win solutions
Understanding the different barriers women leaders face
Overcoming fears and phobias
Holding self and others accountable
Different gender rules Leadership tools for women
Understand how different genders have different rules about what is considered
“appropriate” behavior.
Recognize the different ways the different genders speak, and how we often misread
each other.
Identify nonverbal barriers due to gender differences.
Identify the different gender leadership styles and how these styles are most effectively implemented.
Mindfulness and creating balance
Network – network – network
Show up – speak up and be heard
Utilizing allies with different perspectives
for optimal growth