In growing numbers, women are transitioning to leadership roles but there are unique pressures on women leaders
Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) July 20, 2006
What are the challenges of being a women leader in today’s fast moving business environment? Do women have a unique leadership style? What does it look like and what skills are necessary to develop it consistently?
Those are among the timely and topical questions to be addressed in the seminar Women in Leadership — The Power to Lead
The Power to Lead Workshop sponsored by the premier learning and leadership development company, Interaction Associates Interaction Associates. The widely popular three-day event is scheduled for two different dates in separate cities — in San Francisco on August 15-17 and in Dallas on September 12-14.
“In growing numbers, women are transitioning to leadership roles but there are unique pressures on women leaders,” according to Linda Dunkel, CEO of Interaction Associates. “Both men and women have similar challenges as leaders but women face different obstacles and often don’t have the wisdom of other women to draw on and learn from. This seminar provides women leaders with practical and valuable skills to be strong and successful leaders,” said Dunkel.
Women in Leadership comes at an important time and on the heels of the impressive strides women have made in the workforce. They currently hold half of all jobs in managerial and professional occupations — but only 10 percent of Fortune 500 companies have filled a quarter or more of their senior executive positions with women. Roughly 20 percent of Fortune 500 companies have no women executives at all.
“Women in Leadership is like a booster shot for women leaders, whether they’re transitioning to a new role or are longtime leaders looking to increase their effectiveness dramatically,” said Susan DeGenring, who co-leads the seminar as a senior consultant at Interaction Associates. “The seminar helps women leaders debunk misleading stereotypes and find their unique, authentic power through Interaction Associates’ Facilitative Leadership© method. Participants emerge from the three days with a powerful strategic framework to leverage their strengths and become more empowered, effective leaders,” said DeGenring.
Women in Leadership helps women leaders to: Spark enthusiasm and productivity with an inspiring vision; achieve success in work process, group relationships and business results; involve employees to create employee ownership of strategies, tactics and outcomes; coach direct reports and colleagues for better performance and deeper commitment; celebrate success and accomplishment to create a satisfying work environment; develop self-awareness to avoid being defined by others (participants learn to be self aware of their impact on others and can self-correct when they’re headed off-course; develop confidence in one’s leadership capabilities by practicing them and seeing their power; learn and practice strategic thinking skills to minimize risk when taking tough actions.
Women in Leadership information and registration is available by calling Meagan Maloy at Interaction Associates at 1-800-347-8352.
About Interaction Associates
Interaction Associates, Inc. Interaction Associates is a leader in learning and performance improvement. For nearly 40 years, it has helped clients build collaborative capability to produce extraordinary results, improve critical business processes, and create and maintain productive work relationships. Interaction Associates’ work benefits hundreds of organizations and hundreds of thousands of individuals around the world.