Course Details

Women in Leadership – A Business Imperative

About this Course:

Women offer great work ethics, like increased accountability, building better team dynamics and a proactive effort to foster a culture of work-life balance. Yet, unfortunately women are not equally found progressive in their careers as men and the gap exponentially increases as the career levels rise. Amongst the Fortune 500, Women CEOs comprise only 6.4%. Despite rising educational levels, women remain underrepresented in leadership positions.

As per McKinsey 2018 report, companies that rank highly for gender diversity on their executive teams are 21 percent more likely to outperform on profitability, and 27 percent more likely to have superior value creation. Impactful leadership in the twenty-first century, necessitates the ability to collaborate, connect, empathize and communicate. All these qualities are naturally found to manifest more in females than in males. Women leaders also bring an integrated view of work and family, resulting in more engaged employees. Thus enhancing women leadership is vital in bringing about workplace transformation and to also cater to the changing workforce demands of the new age. A deep dive into invisible gender biases within the workplace, will help you hone your own leadership skills to effect a positive change within your organization.

This Women in Leadership workshop will aid you in overcoming deeply rooted preconceptions by presenting key barriers behind the leadership gap between men and women. Participants will understand how women specific issues are actually business issues and hence need to be addressed on-priority. Exploring the core strengths of female business leadership will provide you with the insights into the behaviours that have the potential to shape future business and bolster the performance of your organisation. Revolutionary actions for fostering development of women, can fundamentally change operations impacting the bottom-line of the organization in a very measurable way.

Course Content:

  • Women and the workforce
  • The Leadership Gap
  • Barriers to Women’s Leadership
  • Traits of Management by Women Leaders
  • Benefits of having Women in Leadership roles
  • Nurturing Women in Leadership roles
  • Actively recruiting Women
  • Encouraging networking opportunities
  • Pairing Women with mentors
  • Creating educational opportunities

You Will Learn:

  1. Statistics on the leadership gap between men and women.
  2. Insights on this significant gap in leadership roles occupied by women vs men, when women have a commanding presence in graduation ceremonies as well as ground level workforce in many industries!
  3. Learn about women in various powerful positions and their journeys.
  4. Discuss different traits associated with women in management.
  5. Learn about the benefits of having women in the workforce and grooming them to Leadership positions.
  6. Invisible barriers to recruit and retain women like deeply entrenched cultural messages about women, overemphasized gender differences and undervalued unique strengths of each gender for leadership success.
  7. Barriers to professional networking for women and ways to surmount them to empower women with self-confidence.
  8. How women tend to build collaborative work environments by uniting diverse groups around common goals and values.
  9. How women bring in a culture of balance, harmony and mental safety at workplaces.
  10. How women leadership is an attractive recruiting strategy for millennials.
  11. Ways to create and encourage internal and external training opportunities for women to enable continuous learning.

This is your course if you are looking for:

  • Gaining insights on which feminine traits and styles are as valuable as those of males, to succeed in leadership roles.
  • Knowing the tangible and intangible benefits that women leaders bring onboard. For eg: building collegial and collaborative workplaces, promoting work-life balance for employees, fostering culture of personal and group accountability etc.
  • Strategizing career growth for women, by proactively incorporating mentoring at every stage.
  • Advancing your organization, by building higher employee morale and greater job satisfaction and employee retention.
  • Building a diverse organization by channelizing ways to actively recruit women at all levels.