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Women make up almost half the workforce, yet they are promoted to leadership positions at a rate far lower than are their male colleagues. What accounts for this leadership gap? How can organizations foster and develop women leaders? Studies show that having women in leadership positions brings many benefits to an organization, including greater accountability and a culture of work-life balance. Yet it can be difficult to determine the barriers to women’s advancement, and even more difficult to overcome them. Women's Empowerment is a crucial task in today's business and community spheres. Learning how to foster and develop women as leaders not only benefits individual employees, but can benefit individuals who empower themselves, their families and communities, and entire organizations and entities.
This course has 12 Modules with reviews. Each Module should take at least 30 to 60 minutes for maximum benefit and all reviews and questions should be worked through. NB: Although some of the expert knowledge mentions the US, it is crucial to note that in South Africa and developing nations Women's Empowerment and promotion of Women in Leadership is ever so crucial.
This Course includes a Certificate.
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Module One: Getting Started Workshop Objectives Module Two: Women and the Workforce 50% of the Population 60% of University Degree Earners 47% of the Workforce 52% of Professional Jobs Case Study Module Two: Review Questions Module Three: The Leadership Gap Women are Underrepresented in Leadership Women in Executive Positions Women in Finance, Health Care, and Law Historical Trends Case Study Module Three: Review Questions Module Four: Barriers to Women’s Leadership Gender Differences are Overemphasized Gender Differences are Undervalued Women Lack Professional Networks Work and Family Conflict Case Study Module Four: Review Questions Module Five: Traits of Women’s Management Women Lead By Uniting Diverse Groups Women Value Work-Life Balance Women Value Interpersonal Relationships Women Value Accountability Case Study Module Five: Review Questions Module Six: Benefits of Women’s Leadership Greater Collaboration Culture of Work-Life Balance Culture of Accountability Assists in Recruiting Millennials Case Study Module Six: Review Questions Module Seven: Nurture Women’s Leadership Actively Recruit Women Create and Encourage Networking Opportunities Pair Women with Mentors in Leadership Create and Encourage Training Opportunities Case Study Module Seven: Review Questions Module Eight: Actively Recruit Women Discover Your Barriers to Hiring Discover Your Barriers to Retention Recruit via Women’s Organizations Create and Promote a Woman-Friendly Culture Case Study Module Eight: Review Questions Module Nine: Encourage Networking Opportunities Create a Women’s Networking Group Encourage Women to Join Organizations Networking Builds Confidence Networking and Recruiting Case Study Module Nine: Review Questions Module Ten: Pair Women with Mentors Benefits of Mentoring Think Creatively Incorporate Mentoring at Every Stage Encourage Women to Mentor Case Study Module Ten: Review Questions Module Eleven: Create Educational Opportunities Encourage the Learning of Leadership Skills Internal Programs and Training Outside Training and Workshops Encourage Training at Every Stage of the Career Case Study Module Eleven: Review Questions Module Twelve: Wrapping Up Words from the Wise