Women and Leadership (Part 1)
Join a high-level conversation with fellow industry leaders and experts from The Conference Board to address emerging business issues identified by our members. Each KnowlEdge Series is composed of three or four half-hour programs that build on each other. The interactive, web-based format ensures ease of access. Supplemental materials and online availability keep the discussion going long after the series ends. Provocative and proactive, the KnowlEdge Series informs and deepens your company’s internal dialogue on the most pressing issues of the day.
The Women and Leadership Knowledge Series is focused on two important phenomena that can impact the ability of women to advance in our organizations. The first looks at the “Imposter Syndrome” that many capable people suffer from and how they can learn to thrive in spite of it. The second part of the series speaks to the importance of sponsorship in advancing women and addresses both the lack of sponsorship and how to get it.
As the percentage of women in the boardroom stagnates at 15 percent to 16 percent over the last several years and the number of executive officers has risen only slightly to 14 percent, research shows that companies that fail to integrate women’s perspectives into their high-level decision-making risk losing market share, competitive advantage, and profits. It is imperative that we look at the many ways in which we can address this inequity.
While the 2012 Women’s Leadership Conference will do just that, the two webcasts in this series will take a more personal look at what it is like to experience the Imposter Syndrome and what women can do about it; while, the second in our series will provide a road map for individuals in how to pursue their own sponsors in our organizations.
Audience: Leaders in key positions across industries, functions, and organizational size. Senior executives from CEO/President to SVP, to VP, to Director as well as high potentials and managers are encouraged to participate.
Rene Carew, Ed.D.
The Conference Board
Dr. Carew has been an Organization Development Consultant, working with profit and not-for-profit organizations for over twenty years. She is currently the President of Carew Consulting and Coaching specializing in leadership and caree... Full Bio
Women and Leadership (Part 1)
PART ONE: The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer From the Imposter Syndrome
20 March, 2012 | (01 hr)
Do you often dismiss your accomplishments as no big deal? Despite evidence of your abilities, do you sometimes hold back because of nagging self-doubt? When you succeed do you think, “fooled ‘em again”? You’re not alone. Millions of people around the world from CEOs to A-list celebrities to Ph.D.’s secretly worry that they’re not as bright and capable as everyone seems to think they are.
Dr. Valerie Young, leading expert on women and the impostor syndrome and the author of “The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Imposter Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It,” will outline the key reasons why women are more susceptible to fraud fears, how it hurts women and their organizations, and recommendations for change.
Valerie Young, Ed.D.
Dr. Valerie Young is an internationally recognized expert on women and the impostor syndrome and a frequent guest speaker at such diverse organizations as Intel, Chrysler, UBS, Boeing, IBM, Procter & Gamble, Ernst & Young, Bristol Myers Sq... Full Bio
Women and Leadership (Part 2)
PART TWO: The Sponsor Effect: Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling
25 April, 2012 | (01 hr)
Companies have spent millions of dollars and invested so much of their time in diversity programs and even women’s networks, but women aren't making it to the top. Despite gains in middle and senior management, they hold just three percent of Fortune 500 CEO positions. What's keeping women under the glass ceiling? High-performing women simply don't have the sponsorship they need to reach the top!
A nationally known leadership strategist, Rebecca has over 20 years of experience helping organizations and executives respond to critical leadership challenges and opportunities in today’s business environment. Rebecca foun... Full Bio