This includes sessions from the conference: 2021 AICPA & CIMA Women’s Global Leadership Summit
Woman can lead the away in creating a more inclusive workplace. As leaders, we must leverage the full power of diversity by honing our inclusive leadership skills. Inclusive leaders intentionally bring out the full potential of their team by empowering and valuing the unique contributions of individual employees. And inclusive work culture is key in harnessing, the innovation and productivity potential of individuals and teams
The ability to say no is important inside and outside of the work environment. You should be realistic as to what you can and cannot do. Not prioritizing your time can lead to burnout, stress, depression, and resentment towards others. This interactive session will help you learn how to say no or offer alternatives, which will benefit you both personally and professionally.Speaker(s):
Most leadership development focuses on a single direction within the organizational hierarchy: downstream to subordinates. While it is important to be a good boss, leadership is much more than that. The best leaders learn to lead well in all directions: upward to their superiors and across among their peers. And all leadership starts with self-leadership. This often overlooked or misunderstood leadership principle is essential to build a thriving and productive organizational culture. This topic is based on Jon's new book, Mission-Critical Leadership: How Smart Managers Lead Well in All Directions, published in April 2021.Speaker(s):
As the workforce continues to adapt and become more competitive, it is important to identify what it takes for women to become successful and stay successful in an ever-evolving environment. During this session, powerful female leaders from RSM will speak to key steps and actions an individual must take to own their career and become a standout success in their role. Join them in this honest dialogue on how performance, presence, power and persistence help us bring out the leader within us.Panelist(s):
Business professionals know that you are only as good as your last engagement. When everything goes wonderfully, rave reviews, 5 stars and appreciation is enjoyed all around. Yet on occasion a false claim, or torrid review, comes up and you are caught off guard. Your head is spinning while you read vitriol and rancor, leaving you feeling ill, at unease and unsure what to do next. Then is not the time to figure it out. Our session will help you to have an action plan for the worst review, we will demonstrate a virtual "go bag" of resources for managing expectations online and minimizing career crushing moments that are all to frequent.
Negotiation can bring great value, yet women often avoid it. With good reason. They're often penalized for it. In 2001, only 7% of women negotiated their first salary. Labeled aggressive instead of assertive or, worse, the dreaded b-word, they skip the process for fear of retaliation. Are women terrible negotiators? No. In fact, just the opposite. Their trust & empathy skills make them ideal for it. Often they just need to work on the confidence & communication strategies to get what they want—without that dreaded label. Fotini Iconomopoulos shares her negotiation war stories & how she overcame gender & age discrimination to go on to be the expert that Fortune 50 executives seek her out. You'll leave with confidence & tips to tackle your next negotiation with ease.Speaker(s):
The journey to the C-Suite is a winding path up a mountain, with roadblocks, switchbacks and avalanches along the way (as well as the occasional gondola that zips you quickly to dizzying heights). It's definitely not a straight and narrow path up a ladder. This session will help you develop a plan to hone competencies needed to progress to and function effectively in a CXO role.
The session is aimed at an early to mid-career audience aspiring to a C-Suite role.
David Smith, author of Good Guys and Athena Rising, shares the the research-based evidence and elements of excellent gender-inclusive allyship and mentorship, including many best practices. Participants learn the business case for male engagement in gender equality while integrating why it is good for both men and women. Using social science evidence, he explores the possible challenges of cross-gender professional relationships. Using his research and organizational best practices, he provides the "how to" for men, women, and organizational leaders who want to be intentional, inclusive, and excellent allies, leveraging mentorship, sponsorship, and workplace partnership to create a more diverse workforce.Speaker(s):
Join Scharrell Jackson, CEO and Founder of Leadership in Heels and Chief Operating Officer of Lendistry, for a powerful keynote presentation about pushing past fear to confidently use your authentic voice and ask for what you want. Now is the time to share your opinions, break glass ceilings, set boundaries, have a voice at the table and make a difference advocating for others.Speaker(s):