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Concurrent Session
Women Leaders Rising: Actionable Strategies to Create Gender Equity in Leadership Faster
Chatham Ballroom C
In-Person and Virtual Tuesday 10/31/2023 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Leadership (Behavioral) | Intended Audience: Advanced (Elevating DEI)
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how to influence the strategy for engaging, retaining and advancing women at this critical time for organizations. 

In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited.

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Fewer than a third of corporate Director and VP roles are held by women, and while those numbers are improving, progress toward gender parity has been slow.    What does it take for women to ascend to the highest levels of leadership, and how can human resources professionals empower them on their journeys?   Join Jennifer McCollum, CEO of Linkage (a SHRM company) and author of forthcoming book IN HER OWN VOICE: A WOMAN'S RISE TO CEO, who will guide us through the seven hurdles women commonly face on their road to advancement and identify actionable strategies to scale them.    In this special sneak preview of the book, you will gain access to the latest data on women in the workplace and hear real-life insights from a premier expert on women's leadership.    This session is designed for women leaders looking to ascend, organizational champions of leaders, and those invested in the future of gender parity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Get a sneak peek of the forthcoming book IN HER OWN VOICE: A WOMAN'S RISE TO CEO from Jennifer McCollum, premier leadership expert.
  • Discover the seven hurdles to advancement in the workplace and learn actionable strategies women can use to scale them.
  • Learn how human resources leaders and organizational leaders can support a culture of women's advancement and empower women on their leadership journeys.


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All virtual sessions inherently run the risk of audio or visual issues due to factors out of our control. If any technical difficulties arise, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work diligently to resolve it. All virtual sessions, unless marked as "LIVE ONLY" or "VIRTUAL LIVE ONLY", are recorded and will be available to view on demand until December 1, 2023.

Jennifer McCollum Photo
Jennifer McCollum, CEO,
Linkage, Inc.