Women in Leadership

Next Event:  TBA 05/03/2017  1:00 pm EDT 06/14/2017  1:00 pm EDT

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.

New research suggests that cultivating leadership from within an organization leads to greater success for the company and the individual who’s been promoted. Professor Elias will answer your questions and offer practical information on how you can unlock the hidden potential of your internal workforce for successful leadership.

Allison Louise Elias holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Labor Relations, Law, and History at the Cornell ILR School where she teaches ILRLR 1100: Introduction to U.S. Labor History, ILRLR 2070: Writing Seminar in History: The American Dream in the 20th-Century United States, and ILRLR 3040: Special Topics in History: Women, Gender, and Capitalism. Prior to her appointment at ILR, she held teaching or research positions at the University of Virginia in the Department of History, the Studies in Women and Gender Program, and at the Darden School of Business.

Her research interests are gender and work, women’s leadership development, and ideas of success in American society. She is writing a book about the contested meanings of workplace feminism in U.S. corporations from the 1960s-1990s. Her book analyzes competing strains of women’s activism as well as changing state and corporate policies that provided some but not all women with upward mobility into leadership positions.

If you learn to develop and improve your ability to listen, you’ll likely be better prepared to lead and manage individuals, teams and organizations. Join School of Hotel Administration professor Judi Brownell for a look at how listening can benefit your effectiveness as manager. We’ll also look at a few practical tools for your improving leadership ability and achieving organizational goals through listening.

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

Every leader will face a crisis situation at some point. In this interactive, online session, Cornell Senior Lecturer Amy Newman will teach you to prepare for and manage through crises, including those on social media. You’ll learn how to navigate through situations to rebuild and strengthen your organization’s reputation, even in the worst of times.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Identify the leader’s role before, during, and after a crisis.
  • Prepare for a crisis situation.
  • Manage through a crisis and, most important, learn from the experience.

What impact do gender stereotypes and bias have upon women’s ascent to, and success in, leadership roles? Drawing on the latest academic research and 20 years of experience as an analyst, investor, and corporate director, Professor Susan Fleming will explore the complex web of beliefs and biases that often stymie efforts to move more women into the C-suite. In this one-hour interactive session, you’ll gain a better understanding of:

  • How to identify and navigate gender bias and stereotypes in the workplace.
  • The influence of stereotypes on the behavior of both men and women.
  • Successful individual and organizational strategies for overcoming gender bias and thus, allowing women to advance into leadership positions.

Ever since women started advancing into the managerial and executive ranks, leadership pundits have been advising women on how to succeed in the workplace. Research has shown that women face a double bind: they are penalized for behavior that seems assertive or forceful but also they are dismissed as weak or even incompetent if they display a warm and supportive leadership style. This session will provide you with ways to identify and use your strengths and talents—whether those are masculine or feminine attributes—to have power and influence in your organization while also crafting your own definition of success.

Key takeaways:

  • Recognize the limitations that female leaders face by understanding the double bind
  • Devise strategies to lead in an authentic way that is suited to your personal values and natural talents
  • Foster and leverage your social network
  • Create your own definition of success that aligns with personal and professional priorities

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

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