Many organizations around the world have recognized the need for active female leaders in business today to address systemic challenges and drive transformation. The challenges of women in leadership positions are real and multifaceted. A recent Forbes article highlighted a McKinsey/LeanIn international study which found that women occupy 48% of entry-level positions, but only 24% of C-suite positions. An additional challenge was noted by a ResumeLab study which found that 55% of respondents to a survey believe women in managerial positions are held to higher performance standards than men.
While foundational leadership skills are the same for men and women, women face additional challenges in today’s workplace. The key to unravelling and addressing these challenges is by building a solid foundation of strong leadership skills and resilience, becoming aware of existing biases, and being equipped with the necessary tools that support effective decision making, empowering team members, and influencing others. After all, every leader is measured by his or her ability to achieve results with and through their team!
Women empowerment in organizations begins with recognizing the important roles women play in any organization’s success. Focusing on building awareness and supporting the evaluation of systems and process which ultimately lead to a change in culture….one that recognizes talent and achievements regardless of a leader’s gender.
FranklinCovey presents The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team® and The 4 Essential Roles of Leadership® as the courses of choice for building leadership behaviors required to ensure employee job satisfaction, and continued team effectiveness and productivity to reach desired goals. These two courses are based upon the most up-to-date research presented through a comprehensive and interactive learner experience with exercises, case studies, and tools to make the learning stick and support leadership behavior change.