HOW WOMEN RISE
In her session How Women Rise, author and leadership coach, Sally Helgesen, will draw on her best-selling book, co-authored with Marshall Goldsmith, about the behaviors most likely to hold successful women back as they seek to move to higher levels. She will show how the same behaviors that often serve women well early in their careers can undermine them as they assume greater responsibilities. And she’ll offer practical and proven ways to cultivate more effective habits.
While this program will be helpful to participants seeking to hone and develop their own leadership style, Sally’s primary focus will be on demonstrating how an understanding of the behaviors she and Marshall have identified can be useful to HR professionals seeking to help women reach their highest potential and maximize their contribution while creating stronger cultures of support.
Key questions that will be explored during this session include:
· What can we do to help women avoid perfectionism and over-emphasizing expertise by developing a greater tolerance for risk?
· What would be most helpful to women who are reluctant to build a strong case for themselves based on their achievements?
· How can we support both men and women at senior levels in becoming more effective mentors to women on their way up?
This program will provide HR professionals with a powerful diagnostic for identifying the internal factors most likely to hold women back from achieving their highest potential. It will also offer a proven method for helping women- or really anyone- cultivate more effective leadership behaviors.
Sally Helgesen is a best-selling author, speaker and leadership coach, cited in Forbes as the world’s premier expert on women’s leadership. For the last thirty years, her mission has been to help women leaders around the world recognize, articulate and act on their greatest strengths. She also works with senior teams seeking to build more inclusive cultures.
Sally’s most recent book, How Women Rise, co-authored with coaching legend Marshall Goldsmith, became the top-selling title in its field within a week of publication. It explores the specific habits most likely to get in women’s way as they seek advancement. And it offers powerful practices to help women realize their full potential.
Sally’s previous books include The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership, hailed as a classic and continuously in print since 1990, and The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work, which explores how women’s strategic insights can strengthen their careers and their organizations. The Web of Inclusion: A New Architecture for Building Great Organizations, published in 1995, was cited in The Wall Street Journal as one of the best books on leadership of all time and credited with bringing the language of inclusion into business.
In addition to delivering workshops and keynotes in corporations, partnership firms, universities and associations around the world, Sally has consulted with the UN on building more inclusive country offices in Africa and Asia and led seminars at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Smith College. She is a contributing editor for Strategy + Business magazine, a member of the MG 100 Best Coaches Network and the New York and International Women’s Forums. She lives in Chatham, NY.