Let’s Talk…Women's leadership in a time of crisis

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Time & Location

Sep 04, 2020, 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Zoom- Invites sent 24hrs beforehand

About The Event

For a number of years now, we’ve been facilitating women leaders’ development and we’re keen to ensure it doesn’t get put on the back burner during the upheaval of Covid-19.

On the one hand, we’re reading positive headlines about the effective handling of the pandemic by female global leaders, including Angela Merkel, Jacinda Ardern. In a recent study, cited in a Forbes’ article, found that ‘women were more risk averse when it came to human lives, and as such closed their country earlier than their male counterpart, when they were seeing fewer deaths but [contrary to popular opinion, women] were less risk averse when it came to the economy’ The researchers suggest that perhaps it’s time to abide by some of the female attributes of leadership including empathy and clearly communication.

At the same time, however, we’re also aware of reports highlighting the adverse impact of Covid-19 on many women who have had to working double shifts i.e. working from home while at the same time caring for/home schooling their children. In addition, reports highlight that more women were furloughed and/or being made redundant.

We are interested in exploring what the impact of the pandemic means for you as women leaders, to provide an opportunity for you to share and discuss the particular challenges you’ve had to deal with, as well as considering the strengths you’ve drawn upon and displayed during this crisis period.

Join us in this live, facilitated Let’s Talk on Women’s leadership.

We will be exploring:

  • What particular challenges have you had to face during the pandemic so far as a woman with leadership responsibilities?
  • What strengths have come to the fore for you?
  • What are you learning from this time that you want to hold on to?

What you can expect:

  • A chance to explore the key questions above and the space to reflect on the impact of the pandemic on you.
  • A  space to share your own experiences with other women leaders, test ideas      and learn from leaders in other organisations and industries
  • Insight,  guidance and coaching from Taylor Clarke facilitators
  • An opportunity to ask the questions that are important to you in shaping your leadership.

This is a free 1 ¼ hr live, facilitated discussion and learning session. The session will not be recorded.

Pauline Holland has over 25 years’ experience of supporting, leading and managing organisational change and development in public and voluntary sector organisations. She works to optimise individual, group and organisational performance by developing peoples’ capacity for learning and change. She supports people to make sense of the challenges they face, sharpen their clarity and focus on what they’re trying to achieve. She has held both internal and external consulting roles and provides leadership and team coaching.

Sarah Ballantyne is an experienced facilitator, manager and coach with 25 years global experience in Human Resources and organisation development consultancy. Experienced across private and public sectors, Sarah has managed projects to enhance leadership and management skills, develop executive teams and support organisation change. Her approach is highly collaborative, well organised and with her breadth of knowledge she is always flexible to the needs of her clients.  Sarah was a member and then Chair of the Board of Directors of a Scottish charity. She has a qualification in executive coaching.

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