Pushy or Pushover: Overcoming Stereotypes for Women in Leadership
When a woman exhibits the same qualities a man would be hailed for, she is labeled with words we won’t print on this page.
"It creates a nearly impossible double standard: lead, but don't lead too hard," says Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
So- how do you overcome gender bias to lead assertively without being called aggressive or abrasive? And how can you hone and leverage emotional intelligence to effectively lead diverse groups?
Join us for a fast paced, information rich webinar that takes an innovative approach to how women can leverage their natural strengths, rise to the top, and be more effective outstanding leaders.
Some pain-points we’ll address include:
- How to lead without fear of backlash or retaliation
- Making your voice heard strategically
- Addressing bias in the workplace head-on
- How to navigate conflict without being insensitive (or too timid)
Creating a strong presence that speaks volumes before you say a word
- The three areas of executive presence crucial for buy-in
- The natural skills that women excel at and how they give you a competitive edge
- Communicate your value with humility and professionalism
Overcome gender bias in the workplace that could be detrimental to your advancement
- Remove barriers to success and advancement
- How to have difficult conversations about gender in the workplace
- Real-world examples of underlining bias – and how to spot it in your organization
Be an authentic leader who people WANT to follow
- Avoid being pushy or a pushover: Find balance in tough situations
- The impact of emotional intelligence and collaboration on your leadership (and on your team)
- Lead with confidence, speak so people want to listen and build your personal brand
About the Speaker
Joni Wickham, Chief of Staff to the former Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, and Co-Founder of Wickham James Strategies & Solutions has led initiatives within state and federal government, as well as advocacy organizations, for many years. She is an accomplished political strategist, communications expert, and organizational leader.
- Her front-row seat at city hall shed light on how local government is still very much a man’s world, and motivated her to create a first-of-its-kind women’s empowerment initiative, which has been implemented in several major cities
- Joni authored a LinkedIn series addressing the unique workplace challenges women face regarding conflict
Join us on January 7th to overcome gender bias in the workplace, be the boss without being bossy, and be a more effective leader.
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What some of our Passionate Fans are saying about our programs
“As a woman emotions are sometimes difficult to master and this gives me some tools and techniques to deal with others around me both above and below me.” – B. Harris
“I thought the ideas were important and nuanced and presented in a way which was helpful to me.” – Janet Griffin
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“This course brought out thoughts that I had not considered in dealing with difficult people or situations I encounter in my work.” – K. Bohachek
“This training was clear and concise with real life examples.” – E. Palazzo
“Great overview of topic; makes me hungry for more! This was just the tip of the iceberg...but thought provoking.” – S. Killinger
“I will not be taking things personally as much and do the math in my head to calm down before jumping to any decisions/comments. This was very useful information to apply in my personal life as well.” – J. Langan
What our Passionate Fans gained from our programs that will help them do their job better
"Being an assertive communicator which shows respect for both parties. I will also try to break the bad habits by using words that discount my reputation with others." – A. Jones
"The Progressive Women's Leadership program has had a remarkable impact on my management and communication styles. Their unique focus on the woman’s perspective increases the relevance of the courses to a level I have not previously encountered. In addition to teaching practical strategies and tips that I am able to implement immediately, additional suggested materials help continue my learning after a course ends. All of this has made Progressive Women’s Leadership one of the most valuable learning experiences since receiving my MBA. I am looking forward to continuing my leadership education with them." – K. Goldbach
"I gained so many valuable tips that will help me do my job better. In the live presentation I learned how to be an assertive communicator by using the right words, putting the subject line first and not feeling guilty when saying 'no.' There were so many excellent tips that I can implement to be a more effective, confident communicator. In the materials, I learned how to structure thought processes and use a 9 step approach to provide a crisp and clear core idea so that all stakeholders buy in at the end." – B. Pasceri
"The live presentation was great! It gave me skills to be a stronger communicator and how to say 'no.' What also resonated with me was one of the first presentations when we had to sort the words into two categories. It made me realize that I may have one, and am thinking a specific way, but my staff may not be thinking the same way that I am. Very interesting." – W. Adler
"Establishing a personal mission statement is a new concept that I believe will keep me constantly thinking on how to improve. There were so many helpful tips within this course that I have already implemented and am already seeing results. I am extremely pleased with this course." – J. Rios