Gender Bilingual Communications: Speaking the Language of Leadership

Date: 11-Dec-2014
Capacity: 150 (91% booked)


December 2014 Workshop Registration

“Gender Bilingual Communications: Speaking the Language of Leadership"

presented by 
Gloria Feldt
Take The Lead, Co-founder and President


Thursday, December 11, 2014


8:00am - 12:00 Noon (Registration begins at 7:30AM) 

GateWay Community College
Bldg IE 1302 - Cooper Room 
108 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034 (map it) 

Complimentary Event w/ light refreshments - RSVP today!

 Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 9, 2014



Women’s leadership can change the world for the better, and a plethora of studies from groups as diverse as McKinsey and Company and the World Bank conclude that better leadership decisions and business results occur when a critical mass of women is at the table along with men. 

Benefits to organizations, and why both men and women should care about gender parity in leadership include superior financial performance, increasing the pipeline of well-prepared female leaders who are inspired to keep advancing themselves and other women, reaching target markets (since women make 85% of purchasing decisions), and actualizing diversity and inclusion statements so that the company walks the walk. Take The Lead cracks the code that has stalled women at 18% of top leadership positions across all sectors. 

According to studies by McKinsey, Ernst and Young, Catalyst, the World Bank, and others, companies with more women in upper leadership make more money. Further, women buy 85% of consumer goods and services. They gravitate toward providers that authentically appeal to their interests by including women at all levels of product design and promotion.

Workshop Summary

We all know and have probably experienced differences between how men and women are perceived as leaders by both genders, and how Mars-Venus communication styles can complicate workplace interactions, often leaving women behind when it comes to pay and promotion. Women do not need to become men to succeed as leaders, but we do need to understand and be able to both listen and speak bilingually from a gender perspective. This high energy workshop is grounded in theory and focuses on experiential learning of several of Gloria’s leadership “Power Tools.” Useful for all ages and career stages.

Workshop Participants will learn:


  • Why defining your terms is your most important leadership skill 
  • Five specific skills for gender bilingual communication that can help you get ahead
  • How to navigate the double-edged sword of female leadership (“He’s the boss, she’s bossy; he’s self-assured, she’s arrogant, etc.”) 
  • How to differentiate yourself by communicating your value in terms that can’t be misunderstood.

Workshop Facilitator

Gloria Feldt, Take the Lead, Co-founder and President

Co-founder and president of Take The Lead—a nonprofit organization to prepare, develop, inspire, and propel women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors—best selling author, commentator, keynote speaker, professor teaching “Women, Power, and Leadership” at Arizona State University, and a 30+ year CEO, including former President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the nation’s largest reproductive and women’s healthcare provider. 

Recognized by Vanity Fair as one of America’s “Top 200 Women Legends, Leaders, and Trailblazers,” I’m also a lifelong teacher. I began teaching at Head Start and my degree in sociology and speech communications includes all requirements toward secondary teaching certification except student teaching. At that fateful point, I was offered a position as executive director of Planned Parenthood in West Texas, which led to a 30-year career culminating in the national presidency. Leadership for me always involved teaching, formal or informal. Even before becoming national PPFA president, I was a founder of its Leadership Institute, which provided training and development for affiliate and national leaders across the country. I conducted all new CEO orientations in my region for years, as well as many national programs for affiliate CEO’s and volunteer leaders. The ability to both lead and teach leadership is an unusual value I bring. My fourth book, No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, is an leadership and feminist theory best seller. Gloria Steinem called it “indispensable,” Jane Fonda says it can change your life, and Rosario Dawson found it “inspiring.” Founder of Hollaback, Emily May, describes it as “Chicken soup for the leader-lady’s soul.” 

"An amazing, inspiring speaker who really knows what women need today.”
--Marcia Reynolds, Executive Consultant and Author of Wander Woman I highly recommend this course. 

"You'll learn so much from Gloria that you can use right away."
–Amy Hillman, Dean, W.P. Carey School of Business, ASU

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