Examine barriers that limit women’s career advancement
Identify emotional intelligence attributes and their impact on leadership
Explore how gender differences impact perception and promotion in the workplace
Apply strategies to advance your career and improve leadership diversity in your organization
Women account for more than 50 percent of the U.S. Labor force and 60 percent of college graduates in the U.S. and Europe. Yet, women hold only 5 percent of CEO positions at S&P 500 companies.
In addition, research has identified an individual's emotional intelligence as a key aspect and driver of leadership effectiveness. EQ assessment have found men and women to be equally emotionally intelligent, but strong in different areas. These differences often advantage men and disadvantage women at work.
As HR professionals, it’s essential to understand the issues that keep women from advancing as part of your development and retention strategies. Dr. Andrews will discuss findings from her doctoral dissertation research on leadership, EQ and gender. Topics include the leadership gender gap, barriers to leadership, gender-specific EQ competencies, and gender culture, which lead men and women to approach virtually every aspect of business differently. Practical strategies for building a more diverse and inclusive workforce, as well as individual career advancement strategies will be discussed.