Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
MBA Women International (MBAWI) is pleased to announce their 2012 series of monthly webinars to significantly impact their members’ career and leadership skills. “We are a membership driven organization and our members have requested more skill building services such as the ones we are providing in this series,” says Philana Kiely, Vice President and Programs Development, MBA Women International.
The first webinar was June 14 with Ann Daly, an executive coach and founder of WomenAdvance.com on “Why You're Not Getting a Raise.” Daly helps successful women develop their potential and advance their careers. A former women’s studies professor, Dr. Daly is the award-winning author of six books, including Clarity: How to Accomplish What Matters Most. She has been featured nationally in the Globe and Mail and on ForbesWoman.com, TheCareerist.com, BusinessInsider.com, LittlePinkBook.com, MariaShriver.com, and Oprah Radio. She writes career coaching columns for TheGlassHammer.com and blogs at WomenAdvance.com.
"I love participating in the MBAWI webinar series, because it provides businesswomen with the kind of targeted, action-oriented professional development they don't get anywhere else,” says Ann Daly. “It's a vacuum that this organization is filling with all of its programs. The MBAWI audience is one of my favorites: they are smart, savvy, and terribly ambitious. My kind of women!"
These webinars will be available to MBA Women International members at no additional cost, live and online. Non-members can register for the webinars but will have to pay to do so.
‘We have so many members located around the world who want to learn new leadership skills. Webinar technology allows them to capture the webinar live or view it later online when it works for their calendar,” Gail Romero, CEO MBA Women International.
The Oliver Group will co-host two upcoming webinars with MBA Women International.
On July 19, Linking Strategy and Leadership Styles
Corporate strategies have behavioral characteristics, just like people. Leaders need to complement those strategies, which often are entrepreneurial and fast-growth, in order to accelerate business performance. Leaders also need to ensure that their teams are in line with their growth strategies and needs. Learn how linking company and job demands and how cascading the information from the strategic plan can increase performance.
On August 21, Dealing with Uncertainty and Risk
The new leadership behaviors: How do you lead in a volatile environment? What behaviors can help you to cut through clutter and think clearly about your vision and plans in the midst of risk, while still encouraging innovation? This presentation will provide strategies on how leaders can minimize outside distractions and focus on competencies with critical thinking and searching questions to become a stronger leader.
Additional planned webinars are the following:
-Women and Negotiation
There still is a large gap of women getting the C-suite positions. According to a Catalyst study issued on June 15, 2012, only 14.1% of Fortune 500 company executive officers are women and only 16.1% of Fortune 500 company board seats are occupied by women.
“Our organization is focused on building women leaders so we can grow the numbers of women in C-Suite leadership positions,” adds Romero.
MBA Women International is creating a Leadership Academy and The Oliver Group is helping to develop the program. The Leadership Academy will include curriculum to address the gaps in skills and abilities that would better promote upward mobility for female MBA graduates, hopefuls, or those in process of obtaining a degree. In addition, the Academy will be involved with employers and educators.
MBA Women International will hold their annual Leadership Conference and Career Fair October 18-20 in Phoenix Arizona. The Leadership Academy will be officially launched at this conference.
ABOUT MBA Women International:
MBA Women International is a not for profit organization dedicated to the advancement of business women as corporate leaders, executives and entrepreneurs- enriching workforce diversity around the world.
We serve four related client groups: female MBA students, female business professionals and entrepreneurs, universities and corporate partners.
To find out more about joining a MBA Women International student chapter or a professional chapter contact: membership(at)mbawomen(dot)org.