Why a course on Women’s Leadership?
In this course we will cover the topic of Women’s Leadership, striving to answer some key questions:
- Is leadership male or female?
- Why is it so difficult for a woman to gain access to top management roles?
- Are women-led companies doing better or worse?
- Why do women in charge of management positions earn less than men in roles of similar responsibility?
- What is the glass ceiling?
- Why is charm often a handicap for a woman in career advancement?
- What differentiates a female leader from a male leader?
- What are the drivers a woman can employ to develop leadership?
Aims of the training course
This course is designed to be a tool for helping women to:
- deepen the meaning of the leadership concept and its impact on business results;
- become aware of the constraints that limit their career and identify the resources that can foster it;
- learn techniques to combat stereotypes and prejudices, their own and others, which limit their career advancement;
- identify an effective leadership style consistent with a personal vision.
Participants will also include HR professionals (e.g., HR Managers, HR Business Partners, HR Generalists), as the training can help reduce the gender gap.
Targets of the course
- Women who hold management positions or are about to assume that responsibility.
- HR professional(s) who want to learn more about women’s leadership and intend to reduce the gender gap in the organization.
- Female professionals who are in leadership positions as project managers in consulting, R&D roles or in other contexts
- Leadership: what does it mean?
- What does it change when the leader is a woman?
- Are women-led businesses making less money than others?
- Discovering the glass ceiling, the invisible barrier that makes it difficult for women to access leadership positions.
- The most significant stereotypes and prejudices about female leadership affect everyone: even women!
- Why a woman who wants to advance her career must stop smiling.
- Leaders and managers: what’s the difference?
- Leadership styles: in a general context and when a woman is leading.
- Leader, individual, crowd: the links among them
- The myth of charismatic leadership: the relationship between the leader and the follower
- The role of charm in leadership development.
- Why beauty can prove to be a handicap for a woman.
- Leadership and competence: we design the profile of the female leader.
- The new drivers of effective leadership
- Summary of the topics
- This course has been designed and structured to promote complete immersion in the topic and the individual experience.
- The participants will face situations through exercises and video clips that reproduce moments like the ones they face daily.
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Final test and certificate
At the end of the course, participants take a test; after passing it, they can download their certificate of attendance.
Twelve or more hours, consistently with the needs of participants and in-depth study of the topic.
The course can be provided in the classroom or remotely, via videoconference.