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,
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.
In January we had the opportunity to work with an intimate group of sales managers who, while located across the country and managing different regions, work closely (although remotely) together on a daily basis. These managers all have highly scientific backgrounds but less experience in managing teams and co-leading management initiatives. We were asked to create a highly tailored workshop session with the goals of building a culture of mutual respect for one another’s unique management styles and creating communication pathways going forward.
In January we partnered with Thompson Hine to present a workshop to partners and associates, male and female, about the importance of growing advocacy culture within the organization.
This month we partnered with Women in Bio to deliver a webinar to its members on Uncovering Unconscious Bias. Women in Bio is an “organization of professional women from all career walks in the field of life sciences. We are all volunteers and we all share the goal of enabling and empowering women to reach the highest levels of leadership, and -- more importantly -- to fulfill their own career aspirations.”