Is Your Women's Leadership Talent Pipeline thriving OR Missing the Mark?
Men and women are equally capable of effective leadership yet strikingly different in how we promote our unique strengths and talents.
In recent decades, women have seen the opportunities to flex our professional acumen and leadership abilities in the contemporary business environment increase, BUT the gender gap has still not been closed –
Women continue to hold a smaller share of leadership responsibility when compared to men, particularly in senior positions (82.7% of CEO's of non-public sector organisations are men)
Women continue to be paid less (on average 14.6% less than men)
How Effective Is Your Organisation
in Promoting Women's Leadership?
In Australia, the Government is working with the private sector to ensure they understand the benefits of increasing women’s elevation to senior leadership roles.
Encouraging more women to participate in the workforce, and at senior levels, makes clear business sense, because businesses that attract both men and women applicants can also access the whole talent pool, meaning better quality employees.
Breaking down gender segregation, whether by industry, occupation or part-time status, has clear economic benefits for business, allowing organisations to attract and retain high performing staff through accessing a wider and more diverse talent pool. Equally, we know that gender diversity at all levels — board level, executive level and team level — means better financial performance.
In 2014, G20 leaders committed to reduce the gender participation gap between men and women (aged 15-64) by 25% by 2025 in their respective countries.
For Australia, this means decreasing the gap to 9.1% by 2025
In my personal walk as a professional woman in the workplace, I have learnt that in order to stand out and be noticed for the unique leader you are, you have to gently nudge people's levels of awareness and understanding of their own and other's biases.
I work with women in leadership positions daily and I see highly competent, successful women putting themselves down because of how others perceive them. Their self-doubt and lack of confidence in themselves holds them back.
I have also noticed a definite difference in the way men and women respond to managers: Women have a lot tougher time as leaders in developing and keeping credibility and authority.
And lastly, I see how a lack of awareness in the importance of talking to Business Strategy and Financial Acumen impacts on promotional opportunities for women at Senior and Executive Levels.
In Unstoppable, we tackle provocative and current topics facing high achieving women leaders ready to rise to the next level of management.
Who is this Programme For?
High achieving women in entry to senior-level leadership roles
What Format is Available?
- "High Achievers" 6-Month Tailored Corporate In-House Leadership Option
- "Online 12-Month Group Immersion" - for individuals within corporate organisations. Click here for more detail
- "Online 12-Month Executive Coaching - for individuals within corporate organisations who want specialised attention, specifically tailored to their needs. Click here for more detail
HOW BIG ARE THE CLASSES?
- A maximum of 12 ladies per face to face cohort to ensure an intimate, personalised and interactive experience, maximising opportunities for learning success.
- Admission is by application only.
what does the leadership journey look like?
The Unstoppable Women’s Leadership Experience has been designed as a series of themed modules based on the six most "in-demand" topics I have identified as being crucial for leadership success.
6-Month programme which combines face to face workshops with:
- Self-paced online videos and learning modules to reinforce workshop learning and keep learning "fresh"
- Access to a resource library which includes workbooks, handouts, videos, articles and more
- Workplace projects to implement learning practically and create a Return on Investment (ROI)
- A number of profiling tools to identify and build on "strengths"
- LinkedIn Support Group
9 Benefits of Choosing "Unstoppable"
If your organisation is serious about developing your women in leadership....
Ladies will be inspired to grow and learn how to manage their mindsets, skill-sets and relationships, in order to achieve personal and professional career goals.
The programme recognises that women are likely to have a less linear career path than men. This programme includes a background into why this may occur and how women can maximise the opportunities this presents.
Developing strategies to overcome the unique challenges faced by women in the workplace
The gender-specific format allows for greater openness in a supportive environment and addresses the unique issues women face.
Opportunity to develop a rich peer support network to provide support and encouragement long after the course finishes
Development of a personalised action plan for continued development
Self-paced learning, with LinkedIn Group access allowing for engagement, self-reflection, and peer to peer coaching to create and develop trusted connections within the group
Experiential program, using blended learning allows time for new skills & behaviours to be explored in a safe environment
Teaching women how to develop other women, creating a sustainable pipeline of women all the way to the top of your organisation
“Australian women are highly educated,
but are being held back in the workplace and in public life”
- Workplace Gender Equality Agency Acting Director Louise McSorley
About Your Facilitator
Kerry Anne Cassidy provides award-winning, impactful Leadership Development Training Programmes. For over 20 years, she has empowered leaders in both Africa, Australia and across a broad range of industries develop their unique identity and breakthrough the barriers holding them back.
Her strength is her ability to achieve results by encouraging and challenging leaders to back themselves, be courageous and believe in their people.
She combines real-life experience with in-depth tools, models and frameworks that are practical and easy to implement. Her unique way of delivering is engaging and energetic, creating a safe yet challenging learning environment where leaders can be themselves, share their stories and step up without judgement.
As a discerning coach and facilitator, she “holds the line” for leaders, enabling them to discover solutions to their toughest challenges within themselves.
SHE FOCUSES on closing the gap between a leader’s goals and business expectations, using simple yet effective strategies that deliver results.
Kerry Anne's Values
I believe in creating a sincere, no-judgement zone which makes room for vulnerability, honesty and openness.
The ability to encourage and appreciate the best in all of us is core to how I lead and how I encourage leaders to lead.
I believe that there is power in the present, that we all have a responsibility to be our best and to create shared understanding.
Successful leaders are curious, humble, willing to learn from others and say sorry.
My training provides a sense of belonging in a space that is truthful and challenging, yet respectful.
When we choose to let "stuff" go, to forgive ourselves and others, we learn true freedom.
What Her Clients Have to Say...
Gemma joined the "Jet-Setter" 6-Month Executive Coaching Immersion. Watch the video below to hear her experience...
Denitsa joined the "Go-Getter" Online and Group Coaching Mastermind
Thank you Kerry for teaching me! I can hardly imagine how I would have been able to survive my company's environment if you didn't coach me. I would have changed my job if it hadn't been for you and the Unstoppable Women's Leadership Experience.
How this programme has helped with my specific work challenges:
I came into this programme because I was experiencing a difficult situation at the time within my team. This programme has helped me to seek ways to effectively handle my boss's behaviour. I've been impressed by the content of the course as well as its structure - I particularly like that you address our "internal game" as everything in our life starts with this.
Why I'd recommend this programme:
The superb coaching sessions without which my life would be harder as they gave me precious insights about things/reasons I never suspected as impacting on my ability to make good decisions.
One word to summarise your experience of the programme: "Excited!"
8 MORE BENEFITS OF UNSTOPPABLE:
Award-winning facilitator who will drive positive professional and personal change;
Fun, experiential learning;
A focus on emotional intelligence, neuroscience and positive psychology (a science that seeks to identify what makes fit people thrive);
The creation of peer coaching groups for participants to stay connected between sessions and experience coaching and mentoring in a safe, encouraging environment;
Monthly online catch-ups to present back what’s working and not in relation to workplace projects (group coaching);
Linking and reinforcement of key messages through activities and role modelling of the concepts taught are an integral part of the programme;
Reflection time is encouraged with a journal provided to record progress
Limited Availability: Each programme accepts 12 ladies per cohort to ensure an intimate, personalised and interactive experience, maximising opportunities for your organisation's success.