Do Women Help Each Other on the Path to Success

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What role do women play in ensuring that barriers are broken? In the workplace, there are subtle behaviors, attitudes, and expressed perceptions that create a culture of bias. These biases create circumstances and challenges that may help or hurt one’s capacity to excel with ease and gain essential support. These subtleties are seen in the questions we ask or don't ask. Who we decide to publicly advocate for/ who we give the benefit of the doubt to? Sometimes, the silent member of the team is expressing a bias as their lack of full participation can be perceived as disinterest. Do you actively support leadership? Are you aware of how your attitudes and behaviors may be contributing to disparities? As women, how do you ensure that you are addressing these concerns as well as increasing awareness of the internal beliefs you have and how those beliefs impact your behavior.
Learning Objective: Increase Cultural Competence
Outcome-At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
a. Explore unconscious behaviors and attitudes frequently expressed in the workplace
b. Identify ways to advocate for women leaders and other populations
c. Take a short assessment to identify personal role in subtle bias
d. Explore ways to create a more inclusive environment

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Do Women Help Each Other on the Path to Success

  1. 1. October 17–19, 2013 Do Women Help Each Other on the Path to Success? Shanna L. Travis Dr. Valerie Stewart LaRease Thomas
  2. 2. Do Women Help Each Other on the Path to Success? • • • • • Am I My Sister’s Keeper Don’t Rock the Boat Climbing the Ladder in High Heels 9 to 5 then 5 to 9 Female versus Male Leadership
  3. 3. Do Women Help Each Other on the Path to Success? • Am I My Sister’s Keeper – Expectations – Women as nurturers
  4. 4. Do Women Help Each Other on the Path to Success? • Don’t Rock the Boat – Good Girl Curse – Imposter Syndrome
  5. 5. Do Women Help Each Other on the Path to Success? • Climbing the Ladder in High Heels – Competition – Queen Bee Syndrome – Relational Aggression
  6. 6. Do Women Help Each Other on the Path to Success? • 9 to 5 then 5 to 9 – Gender Roles – Responsibilities
  7. 7. Do Women Help Each Other on the Path to Success? • Female Leadership Model versus Male Leadership Model – Stereotypes about women in the workplace – Workplace obstacles
  8. 8. Women Do Help Each Other on the Path to Success • • • • Overcoming stereotypical hurdles Mentoring Women’s empowerment groups Women entrepreneurs
  9. 9. Do Women Help Each Other on the Path to Success? • • • • • Am I My Sister’s Keeper Don’t Rock the Boat Climbing the Ladder in High Heels 9 to 5 and 5 to 9 Female versus Male Leadership

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