Women in Leadership

Next Event:  TBA 11/16/2017  1:00 pm EST

The Women in Leadership Channel features Cornell University faculty who bring academic expertise and real-world experience to help organizations overcome imbalanced power and influence in the workplace.

In these one-hour interactive sessions you’ll learn how to:

  • Identify gender bias and stereotypes in the workplace.
  • Execute on individual and organizational strategies for overcoming bias, allowing for women to succeed in leadership positions.
  • Communicate, strategize and direct from a leadership position as a woman.

Webinar Information

The Women In Leadership WebSeries offers monthly webinars with esteemed Cornell University faculty. New webinars are being scheduled often in order to bring you the latest in industry news, trends, and best practices.

Join our live panel discussion for women leaders as we explore how to bring balance and equity to workplace power dynamics. The panel will feature three thought leaders from the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University.

We’ll examine individual and organizational strategies for overcoming gender bias and stereotypes at work and how women can succeed in leadership positions. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask our panelists questions directly throughout the discussion.

Your Women In Leadership subscription will include access to these recordings of past webinars.

Servant Leadership is fast-becoming a prominent leadership style, and for good reason: It tends to increase trust and collaboration among team members, helps to build coalitions and community, and promotes ethical business practices.

While many leaders use the power of their position to direct and control employees, the Servant Leader listens; her focus is on understanding employees to develop and support them. Servant leaders flip the traditional relationship between the employee and the leader, fostering a strong service culture by empowering and involving workers.

Join this live interactive discussion, where we’ll discuss how servant leadership can transform your organization to one that is service-centered and culturally inclusive. This event is ideal for both the aspiring and experienced leader.

The measure of a successful team is comprised of three factors:

  • Achieving their stated performance goals
  • satisfying the unique goal of each team member

    becoming more effective as a high-performing team

Why, despite our best intentions, are these goals so elusive?

The fact is, research shows that many teams fail to achieve high levels of performance, often because the emphasis is in the wrong place. We spend a lot of time worrying about who is on the team, but that matters much less than how the team structures and coordinates their work, how they communicate with one another, and how they manage conflict and resolve disagreements.

Successful teams have a few things in common that differentiate them from poorly functioning teams:

Structure and clarity. What are your goals, and who is doing what? This seems incredibly obvious, but when you have 4-5 people on the team, all with diverse skills, and different ideas as to what the critical focus is… things can fall apart fairly rapidly.

  • Openness and Psychological Safety. Are team members able to be completely honest about what they believe and feel without reprisals? Can they take risks? Can they admit when they are unsure or don’t know the answer?
  • Trust and Respect. Can team members count on each other to do what they say they will do, and also believe in each others’ skills and competency?
  • Conflict resolution. How teams deal with disagreements and manage conflicts is critical. Over a decade of our research shows that how proactive teams are in managing their conflict and getting at the root causes of their problems is not only critical for team performance, but also for individual satisfaction as well as for long-term team viability.

When an aspiring female leader has to negotiate for herself—for example, to get the desired salary increase, promotion timeline, team selection, project assignment, or geographic location – she may find that traditional male-oriented techniques are not a comfortable fit. However, the outcomes of each and every one of such negotiations has long term professional and personal consequences for a leader. This session provides examples of using a specific negotiating tactic: asking questions. Attendees will learn to:

  • Distinguish the ways that negotiation for oneself may differ from negotiating for others.
  • Use a series of questions in negotiation to gather information and guide the conversation.
  • Become more confident and authentic in adopting a negotiation style.

The Women In Leadership WebSeries features the following esteemed Cornell University faculty.

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