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Authentic Leadership as a Critical Pillar of Inclusive Work Environments

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Overview: A growing body of research suggests that authenticity is a key ingredient for building inclusive environments. However, most corporate environments struggle with the idea of authenticity – professionals are taught to avoid differences rooted in culture, rather than leverage these differences for success, which in turn causes them to minimize their own differences in order to “fit in.” In this webinar, join Leadership Strategist, Coach, and Authenticity Expert Ritu Bhasin LL.B. MBA of bhasin consulting inc., as she discusses the key principles of authenticity, including:
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Leading Effective Teams

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Overview: Learn how to build effective and diverse teams by interrupting biases that creep in to everyday workplace situations. Joan will draw upon her years of research to discuss leveraging collective intelligence to increase team productivity and innovation, concrete strategies for identifying and interrupting diversity-related bias, and the value of well-managed, inclusive teams.

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Gender & Negotiation

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Overview: Women face unique obstacles at the negotiating table. Both male and female counterparts hold expectations that make it difficult for women to negotiate value and build relationships. This data-driven webinar shares recent research on how women can be effective despite the distinctive challenges we face at the negotiating table.

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Interrupting Bias in Performance Evaluations

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Studies show that subtle gender and racial biases often creep into performance evaluations. Learn how to design and fill out performance evaluations to avoid this.

Research shows that women’s reviews are more likely to contain negative feedback, and women tend to receive different types of criticism than men. Men typically receive constructive suggestions related to additional skills to develop and growth areas, whereas women are critiqued for personality: “You come off as abrasive;” “Pay attention to your tone.” Women are often described as “bossy,” “abrasive,” “strident,” and “aggressive” when they lead, or “emotional” and “irrational” when they disagree with others. The implicit message: women should conform to prescriptive stereotypes – they should be modest, self-effacing team players. One study found that, among men and women who received critical feedback, only 2% of men received negative personality criticism, but 76% of women did.

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Taming Adrenaline

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Speaking anxiety holds many people back from applying for jobs or promotions, sharing expertise in meetings, meeting new people, and taking advantage of opportunities in love, life, and career. The good news is that this is a solvable problem.

With more than 1,500 stage presentations under her belt, author and keynote speaker Cara Hale Alter has first-hand experience managing nervousness. She addresses the topic with warmth and humor, and offers practical, real-world solutions for bringing speaking anxiety under control.

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Overwhelmed – Being A Serious Professional
While Making Time For A Life

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Author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time provides insightful analysis of the modern time bind, examining the pressures and conflicting expectations faced by working parents and others with family responsibilities. This webinar examines the systemic stressors that make work/life balance unattainable, and offers practical time-management strategies for coping with these challenges.
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“I’d Rather Work With A Man”
Tips For Diffusing Conflicts Among Women

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We receive more questions from WLE members about how to handle workplace conflicts between women than on any other topic. At least once a year, a study or trending article comes out about why female bosses are harder to work for, or how catty female coworkers or office Mean Girls hold women back in their careers. Coverage of this issue tends to ignore the role gender bias plays in pitting women against each other.

We'll explore the underlying sources of these conflicts, including generational differences and gender bias in organizational culture, that create complicated office politics between women. We’ll provide tips to help you spot typical patterns of conflict, with strategies for navigating complicated gender dynamics between women in a way that advances your career goals, and discuss strategies managers and organizations can use to address the underlying biases that cause conflicts between women, with tips on how to better address these conflicts when they arise.
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Being a Team Player While Actively Pursuing Your Career Goals

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Women and diverse professionals often face internal and/or external pressures to play office roles that give them less visibility and prominence. This webinar provides concrete strategies to enable professionals to position themselves in the spotlight while still being seen as good team players. We’ll discuss the kind of roles that might be undervalued in the office, how to be strategic when assigned to these roles, and how to leverage these opportunities to further both individual and organizational goals.
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