Executive Leadership for Women

Program Schedule

Dates be announced | Registration opening soon

Program Location

This program is offered live, online.

In a live, online delivery format, you will log into a web conferencing platform to participate in the program. You will interact with the instructor, the moderator, and your fellow participants. The instructor is focused on delivering content to you in an engaging way. The moderator is focused on helping you and the instructor with all technical aspects of the class as well as engaging with you using virtual tools, like Chat. You will also be using collaborative tools for group work. Here are a few comments from prior participants:

  • “I liked that the sessions were interactive as much as possible while still continuing to provide good information. I appreciate all the work done to turn this into a valuable virtual experience.”
  • “I appreciated that the session was interactive and engaging. The instructor’s warm smile and invitations to join the chat made the content very engaging. We had lots of shared comments (maybe more than we would’ve had in person?) in the Zoom chat window.”
  • “The course was very well put together (both preparing and online logistics and the course materials, before and during the course).”
  • “The instructor and the moderator were very patient, friendly, helpful and professional.”
  • To the moderator, “thank you for all your ‘behind the scenes’ action and attentiveness. Greatly appreciated!”
  • Appreciate the support and reassurance provided.

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, participants in this program develop individualized action plans and engagement opportunities with organizational superiors to gain support for their personal development. Participants will also create a unique network of colleagues with similar experiences to help support their future growth and development.

Key Learning Outcomes

In this program, participants will learn to:

  • 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

These learning outcomes will be achieved through faculty instruction, group discussions, and interactive exercises.

PROGRAM AGENDA

Session 1:

  • Unwritten Rules
  • Your Personal Brand
  • Understanding Motivation
  • Networking and Personal Self-Promotion
  • Personal Development Planning with Peer Mentoring
  • Evening Speed Network Event

Session 2:

  • Executive Presence: Language, Communication and Influence
  • Personal Development Planning with peer mentoring

Session 3:

  • Negotiation for Value Creation
  • 360 Degree Leadership
  • How Remarkable Women Lead
  • Unconscious and Implicit Bias
  • Personal Development Planning with Peer Mentoring

Session 4:

  • Equity Project
  • The Business Case for Diversity
  • Strategies for Change
  • Final Personal Development Planning with Peer Mentoring
  • Wrap Up

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.

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, 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.

Fasone 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.

Ms. Wolf 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, Wolf was Managing Director at Alvarez and Marsal where she drove business development and content delivery in the Southeast region.  Prior to that, Wolf 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.

Wolf 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.

Wolf’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.

Cost

$3,495.00, which includes instruction, all educational materials, general web support and a graduation plaque. A multi-seat discount is available to organizations registering 5 or more participants.

Contact

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