Inclusion: Move the Needle on Gender Equity is a workshop ideal for professionals who want to enhance their own understanding of gender dynamics and are motivated by that learning to enhance both personal and organizational performance.
This workshop is presented in partnership with the Integrating Woman Leaders Foundation. The IWL Foundation has been working since 2010 in Indiana to help change the game for women in the workplace. The data shows that women are good for business, however, it also shows that gaps still exist in pay and advancement for women. In fact, a December 2017 report for Indiana shows the pay gap between men and women is only widening. Add to this dynamic the national tsunami of sexual harassment cases that are highlighted daily putting an intense spotlight on a very real imbalance of power blocking women.
The time is now to focus on positive change. Both women and men need to be in this conversation. Awareness of the challenges, understanding and support of both genders is critical. Women do need to gain greater confidence, take a seat at the table, negotiate more effectively for themselves and use their voice. Men still dominate leadership roles, control decision-making, and significantly out-earn women. Men are also stepping up to help women and standing for them as allies, which is critical for change to happen.
This workshop is designed to help both women and men understand these dynamics and leverage the knowledge and tools presented to favorably move the needle on gender inclusion and equity.
An interactive session combining instruction, exercises, and group discussion covering these important topics:
- Business Case for Gender Inclusion
- Understanding Unconscious Bias/Our Blind Spots
- Women and Men Lead and Communicate Differently
- Imbalance of Power: Harassment
- Operating with Intentionality
1208 W White River Blvd
Muncie, IN 47303
Tuesday, January 23rd
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Morning Workshop Option
12:00 pm – 1:00pm
Lunch, available for both Morning and Afternoon participants
1:30pm – 4:30pm
Afternoon Workshop Option
Standard Tuition for Inclusion is $25
About the Integrating Woman Leaders Foundation:
Integrating Woman Leaders Foundation (IWL Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of women into higher levels of leadership through empowerment, support and connections.
Our authentic and passionate team acts as a resource for individual leaders and organizations that share our mission to tackle very real gender issues with optimism and proven strategies that work.
Our work is twofold. We are a resource for organizations and the individual woman.
Driven by research, our work compliments a company’s HR, Diversity & Inclusion and professional development efforts. Studies show that women in leadership lead to an improved bottom line, yet the numbers show few women in leadership roles.
We equip women with the tools to connect and grow to realize their own limitless potential. IWL Foundation develops existing strengths rather than weaknesses. Women do not need to be “fixed.” They are strong, dynamic and inspiring leaders. Our role is to develop the potential that is already in every woman.
Focusing on large-scale change, we work to engage women and men in critical discussions and learning opportunities that will drive action and create advantage for women in leadership. We need more women in these roles. We exist to make it happen through annual women’s leadership conferences, quarterly networking events, and specialized programming for organizations.