How to achieve leadership beyond gender stereotypes
30.01.2015, 09.00 Uhr – 17.00 Uhr
The workshop aims to raise awareness about gender-related stereotypes that affect our daily lives at work. Although stereotyping is a process that we all employ in different spheres of life, gender stereotypes and self-stereotyping can discourage communication in the workplace and even limit the chances for women to reach leadership positions. In such contexts, women feel anxieties and are often led by mistaken beliefs about how a woman should behave.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be aware of the prejudices that hinder effective communication and personal development and will be able to circumvent them in order to improve their career. In addition, this workshop aims to offer women the tools to be a leader in original ways beyond gender-related expectations that hierarchies might have. Awareness is here a central tool for self-development.
After a theoretical introduction, we will work on actively deconstructing stereotypes through games and shared experiences. These activities will offer an alternative way of communicating showing that there are no such things as natural female and male ways of working. Particular attention will be given to the development of tactics such as networking and self-presentation aiming at empowering female leadership.