Raising the bar on women’s leadership development
There are truths that inspire the workshops we give:
A majority of women lack managerial support and access to senior leaders. Many feel undervalued and underpaid, which is even more apparent for women of color. They want to advance and are prepared to negotiate—but they don’t always see results when they do. Four out of five women feel uncomfortable overtly asking for mentorship. Many wish they felt more directed, more self-assured. Over the years, we’ve seen that women want to confront issues, develop themselves, and pull up others as they go. They want to expand their networks and interact more genuinely—to connect, not compete.
Here’s the gilded lining:
When companies invest in their female talent, everyone wins. Both men and women are more likely to advance and the organization itself outperforms its competitors.
Gild Collective interactive workshops are centered on the development of workplace leadership skills. Delivered via multi-day intensive or ongoing series, we tailor our module-based sessions to meet the needs of each audience. We know each cohort is unique, so we begin our engagement with qualitative and quantitative data collection to guide the program. Whether we’re defining career plans or leading in the face of bias, we focus on the issues that matter most—always presented through a lens of positivity and progress.
When a woman sees her peer hurdle an obstacle, or shatter a stereotype, she feels inspired to do the same. Our workshops are built on the power of the collective and are enhanced through optional creative facilitation. Some might call it the domino effect; we proudly call it the Gild effect.
Words of Affirmation
“Kelsey and Rachel were a pleasure to work with. They really sought to understand our needs for the program, and asked clarifying and thought-provoking questions that helped us think of new ways to engage the cohort. They met deadlines in a timely manner, and were always open to feedback, suggestions and changes. During the retreat they were professional, focused and fun. It was obvious they had put in the time and energy to prepare accordingly, and it was reflected in the success of the retreat and the positive comments from the participants. We are thrilled to have them as an important partner in our work.”
- Tamara Lang, Women Excel Programs Leader, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber