Senior Women’s Summit
Strengthening Your Leadership Style
Wednesday, October 3rd | 12:45 PM – 4:15 PM
Hilton Baltimore Hotel: Holiday Ballroom
The Senior Women’s Summit at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing will bring together senior technical women from Industry and Government. The Summit will provide actionable insights for ongoing advancement and success in senior leadership roles, provide a venue where women can develop their network of senior women and executive colleagues, and increase their collective impact as a group of senior technical leaders
Theme: Strengthening Your Leadership Style
Facilitator: Rebecca Shambaugh
12:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Workshop
The purpose of this development workshop is to help women leaders understand their own leadership strengths and to better understand how their leadership style and unique attributes can directly impact their ability to influence, and gain the respect and credibility of others while achieving their career/life goals. This learning experience is designed and known for helping women to gain greater awareness, confidence, and competence in their current roles by:
- Increasing their self-awareness pertaining to how they are perceived by others in the organization.
- Exploring their own beliefs and assumptions regarding their leadership challenges and career goals. The session will link these to their leadership style and behaviors that will enable them to have greater impact and gain the respect and credibility they deserve for effectively leading others.
- Helping them be prepared to assume greater leadership responsibility and impact in the future.
- Building a sense of community and a learning network where women build on relationships of trust and rapport and engage in cross mind share.
Learning outcomes for session participants may include:
- Understanding the unique value of women leaders in today’s business environment
- Understand what it takes to be a leader in today’s economy.
- Recognizing how to show up as being Strategic and having Executive Presence
- Understand the value of – and strategies for – taking charge of your own personal and professional development.
- Increase ability to “make your words count” in challenging and timely situations.
- Showing up strategic – techniques for tapping on your strategic thinking and showing up that way through your conversations and executive presence.
- Understand the difference between mentorship and sponsorship and ways to identify and leverage a sponsor.
- Understand and apply techniques and strategies for effectively influencing others through multi power bases.
- Recognize the common obstacles to building and sustaining strategic networks, particularly in an organization where men have predominantly occupied leadership positions.
- Identify a personal roadmap for developing a career-focused “Board of Directors.”
- Recognizing how to speak with a Senior Voice to make your words count
The SWS application process for senior industry and goverment women is CLOSED. The final application deadline was August 15. All applicants have been notified of their status.
If you are attending SWS and would like to give input into the Table Topics, please answer this 1 question survey at this link.
About Rebecca Shambaugh:
Rebecca Shambaugh, has been a keynote speaker at leadership conferences for a decade, addressing the critical challenges/opportunities of advancing women in the leadership pipeline. Rebecca has authored two best selling books, Leadership and Resilience and It’s Not A Glass Ceiling, It’s A Sticky Floor. In the latter, her analysis of the self-limiting beliefs, assumptions, and behaviors that hold women back from achieving their career potential has just broken through the Top 50 Business Books.
She has worked successfully with organizations for over 16 years now and has also worked in the areas of women in leadership, human capital planning and succession management with men and women in organizations including: Cisco, DOW Chemical, IBM, KPMG, Microsoft, Bank of America, Booz Allen Hamilton, Baxter, Ernst and Young, Marriott, MedImmune, Ritz- Carlton, MITRE, Pfizer, Freddie Mac, Intelsat, Sprint-Nextel, Washington Gas, and Navigant Consulting.
Project Leads and Organizing Committee
Project Leads from Anita Borg Institute
Barbara Gee, Vice President of Programs
Carol Rudisill, Director of Academic Initiatives and Leadership Development
Telle Whitney, President and CEO
2012 Senior Women’s Summit Organizing Committee
Linda Apsley, Microsoft
Grace Crowder, NSA
Dilma Da Silva, Qualcomm Research
Wei Lin, Symantec
Karin Meyer, Intuit
For questions, please contact Carol Rudisill, Anita Borg Institute.
The 2012 Grace Hopper Senior Women’s Summit is generously sponsored by: