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Confidence and Executive Presence for Women
In-Person Wednesday 06/14/2023 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn what behaviors may be affecting them, their team, or their organization. 

Executive presence is a term that is often desired in leaders and yet is it not clearly defined. Since many of the decisions about your career will be made when you are not in the room, understanding what executive presence is, is critical, but it doesn't need to be mysterious. Executive presence is a skill, not a trait - that means it's something you can cultivate and build. In its simplest terms, executive presence is about your ability to inspire confidence - inspiring confidence in your team that you're the leader they want to follow, inspiring confidence among peers that you're capable and reliable, and, most importantly, inspiring confidence among senior leaders that you have the potential for great achievements. Executive presence is a perception that you build. In our session, we will explore the systemic, cultural, and self-sabotaging behaviors that are unique to women in leadership.  Men also play a critical role in advocating and sponsoring female talent.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore what social barriers are in place preventing women from ascending to higher-level leadership positions.
  • Hear about behaviors that are within our control and create awareness on how those are impacting the individual, their team, and their organization.
  • Talk about male allyship and how to create awareness and specific actions that men can take to support their female colleagues.

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Abloom Coaching