March, 2017

Grow • Engage • Inspire

Resource Spotlight Ė Woman in Leadership

Women and men both bring unique and equally valuable characteristics of good leaders. Given this, it is important to have both genders represented at all levels to bring diverse insights to all levels of the organization. Below is a sample of some of the resources targeted towards woman in leadership. There are additional online courses, books and videos available on the HHS Learning Management System (LMS) that may assist you or those you support. Select here to explore resources on the LMS.

Resource Title Description Resource ID Duration or Pages
Gender and 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. ald_05_a01_bs_enus 21 min
New course format
Choosing to Lead as a Woman 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. ald_05_a02_bs_enus 19 min
New course format
Career and Family Challenges for Women Leaders 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. ald_05_a03_bs_enus 19 min
New course format
Gaining Acceptance as a Female African CEO

By Monhla Hlahla
Even when you occupy the highest post in the company, you still may find yourself fighting fear and discrimination. Monhla Hlahla shares her methods for building confidence as a CEO. 52609 4 min
Barriers to Woman Leaders

By Herminia Ibarra
Women encounter obstacles to leadership because of a bias that favors males for critical assignments, because women have mentors instead of sponsors, and they donít match stereotypes about what leaders look like. Use your job as a platform. Grow it and network. 82314 7 min
Woman: Use Your Diversity to Your Advantages

By Sally Shankland
Diverse businesses almost always outperform homogenous businesses, and women can take advantage of that. 113279 2 min
The Orange Line: A Womanís Guide to Integrating Career, Family & Life

By Jodi Ecker Detjen, Michelle A. Waters, Kelly Watson
Through interviews with 118 college-educated women; The Orange Line documents the varied career stories and day-to-day anecdotes in the ongoing work-life struggle. Read this summary to gain an understanding of concepts in the book. 112631 8 pages

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Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy

May 9, 2017 at 12:00pm EST - Duration: 1 hour

In this talk, Amy Edmondson shows that organizations learn when the flexible, fluid collaborations they encompass are able to learn. The problem is teams, and other dynamic groups, don't learn naturally. Edmondson outlines the factors that prevent them from doing so, such as interpersonal fear, irrational beliefs about failure, groupthink, problematic power dynamics, and information hoarding.

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