Thu, Mar 21, 2024

5 PM – 6 PM CDT (GMT-5)

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Buckle up for a time-traveling escapade through America’s past, where women donned many hats (and petticoats) before they could wear the power suits. This keynote is not your ordinary history lesson; it’s a whirlwind tour of women’s journey from the sidelines to the frontlines of leadership, with tips, tricks, and techniques to help you exude “leadership material”. Yesterday’s gender expectations inform today’s stereotypes about women, especially when stepping into the boardroom. With a dash of humor and a pinch of sass, we’ll navigate the bumpy road from the 19th century’s Cult of True Womanhood to the 21st century’s Cult of Executive Presence. We will explore how you act, how you speak, and how you look translate to whether or not you have “what it takes” to make it in top leadership positions.

As a result of attending the program, participants will learn:

to navigate the historical landscape of women’s roles from the 19th century to today,
how to understand how these historical and present-day roles have evolved and how stereotypes about women continue to shape perceptions in modern leadership scenarios,
the essential elements of executive presence for women, including actionable tips, tricks, and techniques on acting, speaking, and looking the part, to confidently claim your space in leadership roles; and
the how to discover strategies to turn historical gender expectations and current stereotypes into powerful assets, leveraging your unique qualities to stand out as “leadership material” in any boardroom or executive setting.

Food and drinks will be provided!

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office | Website | View More Events
Co-hosted with: Career Services, Multicultural Student Services

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