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Are Successful Women Shunned, While Her Male Counterparts are Celebrated?
By Imani Carter
Sep 4, 2014, 19:29

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Just when we start to see cracks in that glass ceiling, there is a new one being designed. Studies show that powerful and successful women are perceived are more likely to be hated, than her male counterparts. The position of power, worn by women, is perceived to be self-serving, getting ahead, and vicious. On the other hand, her male counterparts are seen as confident and focused. “Women are being judged more, even by other women,” said Valerie Young, Ed.D., author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women. She goes on to state that, “While male leaders are allowed to have complex personalities, powerful women are often summed up by hackneyed stereotypes that undermine them and their power.” What is our collective responsibility in addressing these stereotypes? How do women treat each other in powerful positions? What role do women play in changing these stereotypes? DO NOT miss this seminar!
Learning Objective: Increase cultural awareness and professional competence
Outcomes: At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:
a. Examine image and communication strategies to overcome stereotypes
b. Identify ways to build more cohesive work relationships
c. Identify strategies to engage in difficult conversations about stereotypes
d. Explore situational leadership strategies that cut through barriers

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