Executive Leadership for Women: Strategies to Enhance Success (Module 1)

October 24, 2018 - October 25, 2018 | All Day

The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development

Dates

October 24-25, 2018 and November 15-16, 2018 (registration includes attendance to both modules)

Program Introduction

The most successful women have vision, fortitude, and the ability to work in competitive environments without compromising their unique traits and skill sets. Research shows that companies with a higher percentage of women in top management also experience a higher Return on Equity and Return on Sales. This program provides critical information and leadership insights designed to help high-potential women improve performance and productivity within their unique business environments. Based on both proven research and the personal experiences of senior executives, the program develops individualized action plans and engages organizational superiors to help support implementation. This program will also create a unique network of colleagues with similar experiences to help support future growth and development.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the skills of exceptional leadership up, down, and across your organization
  • Find your executive voice while gaining an understanding of real and perceived gender differences in workplace communication
  • Create a personal brand and message and apply it to relationships inside and outside of your organization
  • Build a personal and professional network to help ensure career success
  • Effectively negotiate deals that create lasting value for yourself and your organization

Faculty

Julie Fasone Holder is the former Senior Vice President of Dow Chemical and current entrepreneur/founder of JFH Insights, Management Advising, known for her passion in helping women succeed in work and life.

Ms. Fasone Holder’s corporate career began in sales and ended in the C-Suite of a Fortune 50 company.  She ran multi-billion dollar business portfolios for Dow and at the end of her career ran Marketing and Sales, Reputation, Public and Government Affairs and HR for the company.  As the first or only woman in almost every role she held, she was known for her passion to help the company and women build a more diverse and inclusive workforce.  She was instrumental in the launch of the company’s women’s networks in the US, Middle East, India and China and for being a forceful advocate and sponsor for women in the company.

Since leaving Dow, Ms. Fasone Holder started JFH Insights, management advising, primarily focused on training and coaching executive women and men.  She regularly speaks on topics such as Negotiate Your Way to Leadership, The Female Vision and Strategic Leadership, How Remarkable Women Lead and Build Teams, The Art of Tactful Self Promotion, etc.

Ms. Holder graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Business Administration.  She currently serves on the boards of Eastman Chemical Co., The WR Grace Co., And the McLaren N MI Regional Hospital.  She is also co-chair of the CEO committee for Paradigm for Parity.  She was past president of the Eli Broad College of Business Alumni Advisory Board, served on the Governing Board of the Committee 200, an invitation only group of women executives and entrepreneurs.  She is an invited member to the Fortune Most Powerful Women’s Summit and the Women Corporate Directors.

Erin Wolf is a nationally-recognized speaker, executive coach and consultant in the areas of leadership development, diversity, organization change, and organizational strategy.  She has more than 25 years of experience and has worked for well-known firms such as Bain & Company, Goldman Sachs, Accenture and Salomon Brothers Inc.

Erin is the Founding Director of The Coles College of Business Women’s Leadership Center at Kennesaw State University where she develops and implements initiatives and connections that help women students and professionals reach their fullest leadership potential.  She teaches Leadership, Strategy, Business Plan Development and Change Management in Kennesaw State’s Executive MBA program.  She is also the Managing Partner of SuiteTrack, a firm dedicated to helping companies advance their female professionals and future leaders in the workplace.  Her clients include companies such as The Home Depot, Whirlpool, UPS, Dow, American Express, Kimberly-Clark, Equifax, Coca-Cola Enterprises, and many others.

Before founding SuiteTrack, Erin was Managing Director at Alvarez and Marsal where she drove business development and content delivery in the Southeast region.  Prior to that, Erin was Vice President of Strategy and Executive Team member for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Chief Strategy Officer for ChoicePoint, a $1 billion data services company.

Erin currently sits on or has previously sat on the boards of Women’s Leadership of Harvard University’s Kennedy School, the Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta, The Atlanta Girls School, Homrich Berg Wealth Management, Girls Inc., and Girls on the Run.

Erin’s publications include two books, Lessons From the Trenches: A Woman’s Guide to Winning the Corporate Game and If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Secrets to Success from Top Women Leaders.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for high-potential female business professionals with generally 8-18 years’ experience.

Check out our BLOG to learn how past participants have benefited from this program.

Contact

Kristin St. Marie
stmarie@broad.msu.edu
517.353.5664
800.356.5705

Cost

$3495 – full tuition (includes materials, assessments, meals and graduation plaque)

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