Bridges and Barriers for Women in Leadership - Alumni Global Knowledge Webinar

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Date of event: 26 June 2015
Event ends: 26 June 2015
Bridges and Barriers for Women in Leadership - Alumni Global Knowledge Webinar

One of today’s most important opportunities for women aspiring to higher leadership roles is from the support of a mentor, sponsor or champion, learn more about these ideas during the this Henley Women in Leadership Forum webinar presented by Dr Claire Collins. 

 

One of today’s most important opportunities for women aspiring to higher leadership roles is from the support of a mentor, sponsor or champion. These will be talked about by Dr Claire Collins, Director of the DBA Programme Subject Area Leader for Leadership & Change in our this Henley Women in Leadership Forum webinar.

The webinar will cover some of the contextual issues facing women, what can be done and how the support of others can unlock solutions.

In order to achieve equality in the workplace, women and men must be seen to have the same opportunities and that those opportunities are practical for any individual to reasonably undertake. That is not to say that an organisation can, necessarily, cater for every single nuance of an individual’s circumstance, but reasonable measure should be in place to allow the majority of people to undertake any role.

What about the individuals? Much is being researched and written about leadership development for women and ensuring that they have the correct skills to enter higher levels of management. This is a joint venture between the individual and the organisation as there is a complimentary tension between availability and uptake.

However, there are also circumstances which impact on the individual alone and in which the organisation can play no part. And, sadly, which can be far more difficult to solve. These are the personal circumstances from a domestic and social point of view. A partner, for example, can appear supportive at the start of a career trajectory, but what about when that career starts to involve additional commitment and, possibly more difficult still, a reversal of the income pattern.

This webinar aims to bring to the surface some of these issues and explore the difficult environment of the high achieving woman when competing, not only in the workplace, but in the home and social circle too.

The recording of this webinar (1hr 4mins) can be viewed online here

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