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Women starting a business is the fastest growing entrepreneurship demographic. Courses in this section address the opportunities and challenges faced by women starting a business.
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1. Career and Family Challenges for Women Leaders
Women face unique challenges in the workplace, including the difficulty in balancing work and family. Their experience in running both a family and a career also provides them with unique value and perspective. In this course, you'll learn how to conquer some of the challenges of career and family, including building a support system, overcoming the perfection mindset, and reframing your limiting beliefs.
Career and Family Matters
- recognize the common mindsets that hold women back from career and family fulfillment
- identify the skills and attitudes that make it possible to meet the challenges presented by career and family matters
- select appropriate people to be part of your support system
- identify ways to avoid adopting a perfection mindset
- identify techniques to reframe limiting beliefs
2. Choosing to Lead as a Woman
According to studies, the majority of people believe that women are just as capable of being good leaders as men. And many think that women and men equally share key leadership traits such as intelligence and capacity for innovation, and are often more compassionate and organized leaders. In this course, you'll learn how to capitalize on your natural strengths as a woman to showcase your competence, enhance your leadership skills, and communicate and network effectively.
Choosing to Lead as a Woman
- identify key challenges that are unique to a female leadership role
- select effective ways to demonstrate leadership competence to others
- select behaviors that enhance effective leadership communication
- recognize how to develop professional networking practices
- identify behaviors that contribute to a balanced leadership approach
3. Gender and Leadership
While women are a very much a minority at the highest levels of leadership, more women hold leadership positions now than ever before in our history. The traits that are typically associated with leadership - assertiveness, trustworthiness, intelligence - are just as common in women as they are in men. What are the obstacles that women face on their path to leadership? This course will examine the issues facing women leaders and you'll learn about how to change your personal views to help overcome these issues, including why gender still matters. You'll also learn how to develop competence, confidence, and a personal brand.
- recognize how to challenge the pervasive mindset about gender in the workplace
- recognize how to navigate gender-related differences in the workplace
- identify effective responses to double bind situations
- recognize what constitutes the kind of competency that builds confidence
- determine the key elements of a personal brand
- recognize components of leadership presence