Earlier this year we were invited to develop and facilitate a women’s leadership speaking series for Midwest Communications– specifically their Southern Indiana division of Midwest Radio. Midwest Radio owns and operates the premier radio stations of the Southern Indiana Region, and play an integral role in growing and fostering community in Evansville, Indiana and the surrounding areas. Specifically, Midwest Radio is dedicated to elevating their female community, who play a valuable role for their stations.
We are partnering with Terumo Medical Corporation for two workshops in 2019. The first, in June, invited participants to recognize their personal strengths.
We continued our work with the Emergency Medicine Department at the University of Cincinnati with a session for the department’s women’s initiative. Our workshop topic was Developing Solutions for Gender Issues and during the session we worked through the topics that rose to the top for participants in a pre-sessions survey. The topics we covered were on work / life balance or integration, advocating for others, and building confidence.
In recognition of Women’s History Month, AAR Corporation in Chicago’s women’s resource group “X Network” invited us to host a program for all employees. Our focus for the program was building confidence,
We celebrated International Women’s Day with Xavier University’s Alumni Office for their Women’s Leadership Series. Together with this dynamic group of Xavier alumnae we took time to celebrate the progress that has been made for gender equity worldwide, while also recognizing the remaining work to be done from the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Gender Gap Report.
This year we continued our partnership with the Xavier University Office of Alumni Engagement to kick off International Women’s Day’s 2019 Theme, #BalanceForBetter. This workshop focused on creating a gender-balanced world by examining the progress that has been made and recognizing all that is yet to be done to reach parity.
The Women’s Initiative at CBRE hosted Gild Collective for a Mapping Career Strategy workshop to kick off the year with a clear plan for participants. In addition to developing individual strategy maps, participants also made their own Leather Traveler’s Journal to embed their strategy map into for daily reference.
The Women’s Affinity Leader Group at Jones Day hosted a session focused on Communicating Effectively for all employees. The session had a great mix of participants from new law-school grads to partners in the organization—both female and male—all together for an interactive session to develop communication tools.
We partnered with WillowWood, an organization that designs and manufactures comfortable, functional prosthetics and orthotics, and their recently formed Women in Leadership initiative to present a workshop titled: Uncovering Unconscious Bias to Communicate Effectively. The event’s focus was on understanding unconscious bias and its impact on women in the workplace, and how to communicate effectively to overcome the barriers that bias builds for women progressing to leadership. We were thrilled to see the number of motivated and curious men who attended this training. \
Our January workshop with Kao NOW, the women’s initiative at Kao, was a long-time coming as we had been planning with the initiative’s leaders for over a year to make the event a success. The topic selected by the group was Communicating Confidence for Achievement, which was paired with the creation of vision boards to kick off the new year.