The Gender Tipping Point: Women, Emotional Intelligence and Leadership at Work

2021 Talent Conference & Expo
Workplace Application: Attendees will learn what keeps women from advancing to leadership roles in today's businesses and how organizations can better leverage their talent.

Today, we've all heard about gender inequities in leadership or experienced it firsthand in our own career. But did you know that perception (not skills or competencies) has the most significant impact on career advancement for women and women of color? This presentation is based on the best-selling book The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide. We'll explore barriers and misperceptions that women face in the workplace. We'll discuss the impact of gender culture and emotional intelligence on the behaviors of men and women. The speaker will provide real-world examples and case studies, including strategies for individuals and organizations that support career growth, gender parity, and diversity and inclusion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the latest leadership gender gap statistics and diversity trends.
  • Explore barriers and misperceptions that women (and some men) face in the workplace.
  • Discuss the impact of gender culture and emotional intelligence on behaviors of men and women.
  • Apply strategies for individuals and organizations that support career growth, gender parity, diversity and inclusion.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, August 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Presenter: 

Shawn Andrews

Shawn
Andrews
Dr. Shawn Andrews is a keynote speaker, organizational consultant, business school professor, and author of the best-selling book, The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide (2018 Morgan James Publishing).

She’s been a Forbes contributor, quoted in the Chicago Tribune, interviewed on dozens of podcast and radio shows, including NPR, and is a Women’s Media Center SheSource expert.

Shawn speaks and consults to a diverse range of clients, including the United Nations, Broadcom, Johnson and Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GSK, Rust-Oleum, Experian, National Diversity Council, Association for Talent Development, and Society for Human Resource Management.

With over two decades of corporate experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, she has helped thousands of leaders improve and develop using presentations, workshops, coaching, and psychological instruments. She is an accredited practitioner for EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 model and Insights Discovery Colors.

She serves as professor at both UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business and Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, teaching courses on Women and Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Diversity in Organizations, and Leadership and Ethics. Her specific areas of focus include Organizational Leadership, Learning & Development, Talent Management, Diversity & Inclusion, and Unconscious Bias.

Shawn earned her Ed.D. degree in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University, an M.B.A. degree from Pepperdine University, and a B.A. degree in Psychology from University of California, Irvine.
She serves as Board President, Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, Orange County, is a member of 50/50 Women on Boards Leadership Committee, and is founder and CEO of Andrews Research International.
 

Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Competency: 
Communication
Leadership & Navigation
Relationship Management
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