Women In Leadership

  • Training Time: 1 Day,  9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Inclusion: Participants Manual and Certificate of Completion

In the United States today, women make up half of the workforce. Unfortunately for women, their male colleagues are promoted at a much higher rate. Women offer great work ethnics, and bring something different from men to the workforce, but many times it goes unnoticed. In this workshop, you will learn about how organizations can develop women leaders, about the benefits of women in organizations, as well as advancements for the future of women. You will learn how women in the workplace cannot only benefit the women themselves, but also your organization as well.
With the Women in Leadership workshop, your participants will learn how women are changing the workforce. Through this workshop, your participants will gain a new perspective on the workforce, and what benefits can come from hiring and promoting women to higher positions.

Learning Points
  • Discuss the leadership gap between men and women
  • Learn about women in various powerful positions
  • Discuss different traits associated with women in management
  • Understand the different barriers facing women in leadership positions
  • Learn about the benefits of having women in the workforce
Course Outline

Women In Leadership – Module 1
Getting Started

  • Housekeeping Items
  • The Parking Lot
  • Workshop Objectives
  • Action Plans Form
  • Evaluation Form

Women In Leadership – Module 2
Women and the Workforce

  • 50% of the Population
  • 60% of College Degrees
  • 47% of the US Workforce
  • 52% of Professional-level Jobs
  • Case Study

Women In Leadership – Module 3
The Leadership Gap

  • Underrepresented in Leadership
  • Executive Positions
  • Finance, Health Care, and Law
  • Historical Trends
  • Case Study

Women In Leadership – Module 4
Barriers to Women’s Leadership

  • Gender Differences are Overemphasized
  • Gender Differences are Undervalued
  • Women Lack Professional Networks
  • Work and Family Conflict
  • Case Study

Women In Leadership – Module 5
Traits of Women’s Leadership

  • Lead by Uniting Diverse Groups
  • Value Work-life Balance
  • Value Interpersonal Relationships
  • Value Accountability
  • Case Study

Women In Leadership – Module 6
Benefits of Women’s Leadership

  • Greater Collaboration
  • Culture of Work-life Balance
  • Culture of Accountability
  • Assists in Recruiting Millennials
  • Case Study

Women In Leadership – Module 7
Nurturing Women’s Leadership

  • Actively Recruit Women
  • Create/Encourage Networking Opportunities
  • Pair Women with Mentors in Leadership
  • Create/Encourage Training Opportunities
  • Case Study

Women In Leadership – Module 8
Actively Recruit Women

  • Discover your Barriers to Hiring
  • Discover your Barriers to Retention
  • Recruit via Women’s Organizations
  • Women-friendly Culture
  • Case Study

Women In Leadership – Module 9
Create/Encourage Women’s Networking Opportunities

  • Create a Women’s Networking Group
  • Encourage Joining Organizations
  • Networking Builds Confidence
  • Networking and Recruiting
  • Case Study

Women In Leadership – Module 10
Pair Women with Mentors

  • Benefits of Mentoring
  • Think Creatively
  • Incorporate at Every Stage
  • Encourage Women to Mentor
  • Case Study

Women In Leadership – Module 11
Create and Encourage Educational Opportunities

  • Encourage Learning of Leadership Skills
  • Internal Programs and Trainings
  • Outside Programs and Trainings
  • Encourage Training at Every Career Stage
  • Case Study

Women In Leadership – Module 12
Wrapping it up

  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of the Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations
  • Recommended Reading
You Can Expect...
  • Building competence for leadership roles
  • Increased confidence to meet challenges
You Need This If...
  • You want to learn what it takes to be a great leader
  • You want to position gains for your organization
This Is About...
  • Mentoring confidence for leadership role(s)
  • Recognizing vital leadership traits
  • Overcoming barriers in leadership